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Strengthening community and primary health systems for tuberculosis. A consultation on childhood TB integration

UNICEF
2016

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An estimated one million children between the age of 0-14 fall ill with tuberculosis (TB) every year, over 67 million children are infected and might develop active disease at any time. In 2013, the WHO with key partners launched the Roadmap for Childhood TB, outlining ten key actions to improve outcomes for children affected by TB, including improved data, development of child-friendly tools for diagnosis and treatment, engagement of key stakeholders at all levels of the system, and the development of integrated family- and community-centred strategies to provide comprehensive and effective services at the community level. A consultation on childhood TB integration took place in New York on June 1 and 2, 2016 to stimulate further the dialogue. The meeting addressed 7 topics: perspectives on childhood TB; country discussions on integration; integrating childhood TB interventions into service delivery; an opportunity for TB risk assessment at the community level: TB/HIV adapted integrated community case management (iCCM); childhood TB integration at the national, district, and community level; and financing childhood TB integration 

HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria : the status and impact of the three diseases

GLOBAL FUND TO FIGHT AIDS, TUBERCOLOSIS AND MALARIA
2005

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This is a publication produced by the Global Fund in collaboration with the Roll Back Malaria, Stop TB and HIV Departments of the World Health Organization, and UNAIDS. It looks at the human and economic impact of three major infectious diseases, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, and identifies a reciprocal cause-effect relationship between poverty and disease. In resource-constraint countries, this has a devastating impact on the health systems, and on the most vulnerable sections of society, namely women and children. The document calls for sustained commitment and funding on the part of the government, the private sector and NGOs

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