WHO launches new 5-year roadmap to prevent and treat TB in children and adolescents

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The World Health Organization (WHO) released the third edition of the Roadmap towards ending TB in children and adolescents. The Roadmap outlines an ambitious five-year plan with 10 key actions to improve the prevention, treatment, and care of TB in children and adolescents.

The full press release on the Roadmap launch event with the accompanying materials can be accessed here.

Médecins Sans Frontières issued a statement welcoming the release of the Roadmap and urging all countries with high TB burden to prioritize adoption, implementation and scale-up of the WHO’s consolidated guidelines on management of TB to reduce the number of children killed by TB. TB remains a major killer in children, causing the death of a child every 3 minutes.


For more TB news, check out the latest edition of the TB Online Weekly Newsletter (#35, 14 November 2023) with the latest TB advocacy and research updates.


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