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Posts tagged "children"
A new project on the prevention and treatment of TB among children and adolescents in Atyrau

A new project on the prevention and treatment of TB among children and adolescents in Atyrau

During the round table organized on April 26, in the city of Atyrau, a new project “Introduction of highly effective measures on prevention and treatment of tuberculosis among children and adolescents of Atyrau” was presented. The goal of the project is to improve the organization of TB prevention measures among adolescents and children. The project […]

New report highlights the urgent need for action on childhood tuberculosis

New report highlights the urgent need for action on childhood tuberculosis

Credit: Gary Hampton
A new report, Children and Tuberculosis: From Neglect to Action, outlining recommendations on how the international community and affected countries can combat childhood TB was released today by the ACTION global health advocacy partnership. 
Despite the international community paying increasing attention to the issue of childhood tuberculosis and despite it being both preventable and treatable, TB remains […]

The Burden of TB on Women: A Call to Action

The Burden of TB on Women: A Call to Action

“All my problems started with tuberculosis. I can say that tuberculosis destroyed my family since my father became ill… He was sick in the hospital a lot, my mom was by herself with no money… My family struggled, got in a lot of debt, which in a few years led to their not having a […]

Strong Advocacy Needed to Eliminate TB as a Major Killer of Children

Strong Advocacy Needed to Eliminate TB as a Major Killer of Children

Although a preventable and curable disease, TB makes up a considerable burden of disease affecting children. The WHO estimates that half a million children get sick with TB each year and up to 64,000 die as a result. However, most childhood TB researchers believe these figures represent a gross underestimation of the true problem as there is little data available on […]

New ECDC and WHO joint report on TB: concern about multi drug-resistance and childhood TB

A new report, Tuberculosis surveillance in Europe 2009, a joint publication from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the WHO Regional Office for Europe to mark World Tuberculosis Day 2011, provides evidence for concern about the spread of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) and the persistence of TB among children. ECDC is […]

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