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Childhood TB: can the End TB Strategy deliver?

Seddon JA, Graham SM
Department of Paediatrics, Imperial College London, London, UK james.seddon@imperial.ac.uk.

Abstract

The accelerated reductions in global TB incidence required to achieve the End TB Strategy goal will result in reductions in the burden of childhood TB. Contact screening and preventive therapy have emerged as important components of TB burden reduction, and family-centered approaches could be an effective route in delivering these activities. Lack of accurate diagnostics for children remains a critical barrier and a need remains for better collaborative and supportive links between the child health and TB control sectors. Irrespective of whether the ambitious targets can be achieved, the unprecedented opportunities provided by the End TB Strategy must be embraced.

Publication

  • Journal: Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
  • Published: 01/03/2016
  • Volume: 110
  • Issue: 3
  • Pagination: 155-157

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