One million TB cases in children annually

One million children aged below 15 years are annually diseased with tuberculosis across the world, notes a study published a few days ago in The Lancet . The new estimates are twice the number of children thought to have tuberculosis in 2010 and thrice the number of children who were actually diagnosed that year. The … Continue reading One million TB cases in children annually

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‘Sentinel Project provides guidance on preventive treatment for children with MDR-TB infection’

Mercedes C Becerra is an Associate Professor in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She is a TB specialist with Partners In Health and has worked on the implementation and evaluation of drug-resistant TB treatment programmes for over 15 years. She, along with Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, Director of Chennai-based … Continue reading ‘Sentinel Project provides guidance on preventive treatment for children with MDR-TB infection’

Sentinel Project gives a fillip to managing MDR-TB in children

  The Sentinel Project on Pediatric Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis is a collective power of a global partnership by experts and others who share the same vision of ensuring that no child dies of drug-resistant TB that is curable. “We are collaborating to raise the visibility of this vulnerable population of children, and to share evidence and … Continue reading Sentinel Project gives a fillip to managing MDR-TB in children