Blog Examines ‘Roadmap For Childhood TB’

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog highlights the “Roadmap for Childhood Tuberculosis” — released Tuesday by the WHO, Stop TB Partnership, Treatment Action Group, UNICEF, CDC, USAID, and the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease — noting the document “lists 10 steps to address the special needs of children and to include them in proven interventions,” as well as “some of the reasons attention to childhood tuberculosis has lagged.” According to the blog, “The rough cost — at least $120 million a year — would include the approximately $40 million it would take to get antiretroviral treatment and preventive TB treatment to children who are co-infected with HIV and TB.” The blog lists several recommendations made in the report (Barton, 10/2).