Call to Action

Historically, childhood tuberculosis has not received adequate attention, but this week’s Union World Conference on Lung Health is seeking to rectify that, writes Luis Tam in Devex. A recent WHO report showing the disease is much more widespread than previously estimated serves as a call to action, he says.
According to the WHO, TB killed 170,000 children in 2015, and 1 million children fell ill with the disease.
Tam says many practitioners who work with mothers, babies and children lack TB training, and enabling them to identify and treat children exposed to TB will be key to stopping the disease.
Source: Devex

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