What's New

2018 Annual Meeting

The Child and Adolescent TB Working Group met on 24 October to share country experiences and global developments, including the recently launched Roadmap towards ending TB in children and adolescents. The focus of this annual meeting was on contact investigation and preventive therapy. The meeting was attended by over 180 participants representing a broad range of stakeholders including paediatricians, NTP managers and childhood TB focal points from the NTP, Maternal and Child Health representatives, technical and financial partners, community TB representatives, and WHO staff from headquarters, Regional and Country offices.

Final Report, Presentations

Committing to ending TB in children, adolescents and families, 24 September 2018

On the eve of the 73rd UN General Assembly, UNICEF, WHO and the Stop TB Partnership hosted a side-event to show commitment and accelerate action towards ending TB in children, adolescents and families. Co-sponsored by the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations, the Danish Ministry of Health, the Permanent Mission of Nigeria to the United Nations, TB Alliance, Louder Than TB, Treatment Action Group, Unitaid, the Global Fund, USAID, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, JHPIEGO, The Union, KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation and Every Woman Every Child, the event aimed to show commitment and accelerate action towards ending TB in children, adolescents and families. Leaders and people affected by TB discussed the importance of targeted commitments for children and adolescents. During the event the new Roadmap towards ending TB ieventn children and adolescents was launched as well as two accompanying documents: Best practices on child and adolescent TB care; and, Research priorities for paediatric tuberculosis.

Logo for the Child and Adolescent TB Working Group

As of September 2018, the Child and Adolescent TB Working Group has their own logo.