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WHO – New Guidance for the Management of TB in Children

10 avr 2014 | Under Information, News | Posted by

The World Health Organization has just published its new Guidance for National Tuberculosis Programmes on the Treatment of TB in Children. This guidance updates the previous edition, published in 2006 and provides recommendations on the management of children with TB, based on the latest evidence available.

These new Guidelines are part of a welcome move to increase attention on the challenges of diagnosing and treating childhood TB. The recent Roadmap for Childhood TB: Toward Zero Deaths also provides useful background information on policy, advocacy and funding requirements to address the problem of childhood TB.