Items tagged with Pediatrics

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.

Change the Game: An agenda for action on childhood TB (post with simple image)

UNICEF releases a brochure presenting key facts and figures about childhood TB as well as an agenda to end the disease in children worldwide.

New report exposes silent epidemic of child TB (post with simple image)

The Union releases a report, Silent Epidemic: A Call to Action Against Child Tuberculosis, calling for urgent action to protect children from TB.

Advocates call for policies to support all-oral regimens for children with drug-resistant TB (post with simple image)

Advocates release recommendations for injectable-free regimens for children under the age of 12 years.

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