Neglecting Children With TB ‘Constitutes A Human Rights Violation,’ Report Says
The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Neglecting childhood tuberculosis ‘a human rights violation’
“On May 23, 2018, the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (the Union) issued a report, Silent Epidemic: A Call to Action Against Child Tuberculosis. Launched at the World Health Assembly, the report noted that an estimated 239,000 children aged younger than 15 years died from tuberculosis in 2015, 90 percent of whom were untreated. The authors say: ‘the continuing medical neglect of child TB, resulting in millions of avoidable deaths, constitutes a human rights violation’…” (Burki, July 2018).