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Roadmap for childhood tuberculosis : towards zero deaths
  • Published Date:
    2013
  • Language:
    English
Filetype[PDF - 3.04 MB]


Details:
  • Corporate Authors:
    World Health Organization. ; UNICEF. ; Center for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.) ; ... More ▼
  • Description:
    Acknowledgements -- -- Abbreviations -- -- Preface -- -- Executive summary -- -- Childhood TB: identifying the challenges -- -- Tackling childhood TB: a progress update -- -- The roadmap towards a TB-free future for children and adolescents -- 1. Include the needs of children and adolescents in research, policy development and clinical practices -- 2. Collect and report better data, including data on prevention -- 3. Develop policy guidance, training and reference materials for health care workers -- 4. Foster local expertise and leadership -- 5. Do not miss critical opportunities for intervention -- 6. Engage key stakeholders -- 7. Develop integrated family-centred and community-centred strategies -- 8. Address research gaps -- 9. Meet funding needs for childhood TB -- 10. Form coalitions and partnerships to improve tools for diagnosis and treatment -- -- Achieving zero deaths -- Resources.

    Developed by WHO, the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union), and the Stop TB Partnership in collaboration with CDC, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and other partners, outlines immediate actions that can be taken to accelerate progress against this deadly disease in children.

    Key actions outlined in the Roadmap: Prioritize childhood TB at all levels and develop child-specific TB guidance; Empower healthcare workers to Think TB through training and access to childhood TB screening tools; Integrate TB screening into existing family, community, and health services; For every adult TB case, look for exposed children through contact tracing; Provide therapy to prevent TB for children at high-risk of developing disease; Collect and report more accurate data about TB in children to enable improved approaches; Invest in development of new tools, including child-friendly diagnostics and medicines.

    ISBN: 978 92 4 150613 7

    WHO/HTM/TB/2013.12

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