Items tagged with Pediatrics

2016 i-Base/TAG Pipeline Report (post with simple image)

Latest annual review on HIV and TB drugs, diagnostics, vaccines, preventive technologies, research toward a cure, and immune-based and gene therapies in development.

“Towards Ending the Neglect?” DNDi releases update on its paediatric HIV programme (post with simple image)

As the International AIDS Conference kicks off in Durban, the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) has released an update on its efforts to develop optimal child-adapted antiretroviral formulations. This document details some recent progress towards its final goal of developing “4-in-1” fixed-dose combinations using the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended treat­ment regimen for infants and young chil­dren. DNDi’s update also discusses some promising developments for treatment for children living with both HIV and tuberculosis (TB).

Report on TB uncovers widespread impact of epidemic on children in Papua New Guinea (post with simple image)

Globally, more than 140,000 children die each year and one million become sick from tuberculosis.

Kenya becomes first country to introduce new child-friendly TB medicines (post with simple image)

New products expected to improve treatment and child survival from TB; Starting October 1 all children in Kenya initiated on TB treatment will be given the improved formulation.

Desk guide for diagnosis and management of TB in children (post with simple image)

The Union has published the third edition of Desk Guide for Diagnosis and Management of TB in Children.

Children with TB getting better treatment: rapid roll out of the new child-friendly medicines in 27 countries (post with simple image)

The new child-friendly pediatric TB formulations are being successfully rolled out globally in 27 countries by the Stop TB Partnership’s Global Drug Facility.

Statement on the use of child-friendly fixed-dose combinations for the treatment of TB in children (post with simple image)

WHO and UNICEF issue joint statement on the use of child-friendly fixed-dose combinations for the treatment of TB in children.

Ukraine calls for all children affected with TB to receive the appropriate diagnosis, treatment, care and support (post with simple image)

1st June, 2017, Ukraine - Today we celebrate International Children’s Day and it’s time to think of the one million children who are suffering with or are affected by TB and TB/HIV. Many children who live with parents, guardians and others who have confirmed TB do not receive preventive therapy. Many more thousands are sick with TB and do not have access to proper diagnosis or treatment, and 200,000 children's lives are taken annually by TB – an unacceptable tragedy for a curable disease.

WHO updates Essential Medicines List (post with simple image)

WHO updates Essential Medicines List with new advice on use of antibiotics and adds medicines for TB.

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