Items tagged with Pediatrics

Open Letter to WHO: Time to report preventive TB therapy for children (post with simple image)

On World TB Day, members of the global childhood TB community sent an open letter to the World Health Organization requesting they include the number of children under the age of five and the number of children with HIV started on preventive TB therapy in the annual Global Tuberculosis Report by 2016.

Newsletter: Childhood tuberculosis update (post with simple image)

The Stop TB Partnership Childhood TB subgroup and the Union Childhood TB working group published a newsletter in commemoration of World TB Day.

Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital tackle Swaziland’s high TB rates (post with simple image)

With the highest incidence of tuberculosis and HIV in the world, Swaziland has lacked dedicated resources to tackle the disease burden resulting from TB, which is amplified in children as a result of diagnosis difficulties, limited screening, weakened immune systems and high infection risks. Global health experts from Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital hope to make a meaningful difference in this fight with the recent opening of a new, state-of-the-art facility dedicated to improving identification, treatment and outcomes of children affected by TB.

Open letter to WHO: Recording and reporting of preventive TB therapy in children (post with simple image)

Members of the global childhood TB community respond to the World Health Organization requesting additions to the End TB Strategy list of priority indicators related to the monitoring and evaluation of treatment for latent TB infection in children.

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TB Alliance and partners announce world’s first availability of appropriate, child-friendly TB medicines in correct doses (post with simple image)

Medication simplifies and improves treatment for 1 million children with TB; Medicines come in dispersible fixed-dose combinations at the correct dosages, tablets no longer need to be cut or crushed; These products can improve adherence and child survival from TB.

Tuberculosis: opportunities and challenges for the 90–90–90 targets in HIV-infected children (post with simple image)

TB may be an important barrier to achievement of the 90–90–90 targets, but specific attention to TB care in HIV-infected children may provide important opportunities to enhance the care of both TB and HIV in children.

Sign a petition: Tell world leaders to end childhood tuberculosis (post with simple image)

The petition will be open for signatures until World TB Day, March 2016, when it will be presented to world leaders.

Handbook of Child and Adolescent Tuberculosis (post with simple image)

edited by Jeffrey R. Starke and Peter R. Donald

Advocates call for WHO to update Delamanid Guidance to include children (post with simple image)

On World TB Day, and in light of new evidence of safety in children, advocates called on the World Health Organization to update its 2014 guidance on delamanid to include children.

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