Items tagged with Pediatrics

New tuberculosis blood test in children is reliable and highly specific (post with simple image)

A newly developed test (TAM-TB assay) is the first reliable immunodiagnostic assay to detect active tuberculosis in children.

Child TB training toolkit launched by WHO and The Union (post with simple image)

The training focuses on building the capacity of health care workers at the primary and secondary level to address and manage TB in children.

Childhood TB webinar: What's in a number? Two recent reports estimating childhood TB cases (post with simple image)

The webinar, organized by the Sentinel Project on Pediatric Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis, will review 1) a 2014 report estimating global childhood TB disease incidence, including multidrug-resistant TB; 2) a 2014 report estimating childhood TB infection and disease in high TB-burden countries; and 3) practical implications for clinicians and other child health advocates.

Latent TB: Shorter course of therapy effective in children (post with simple image)

In children with latent tuberculosis, 3 months of combined therapy with isoniazid and rifapentine is safe and as effective as 9 months of isoniazid alone.

TAG open letter to the Global Plan Development Task Force (post with simple image)

Re: Inclusion of pediatric-specific targets in the Global Plan to Stop TB, 2016-2020

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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