Improving Maternal Child and Adolescent Health

Key advances and remaining challenges in childhood and adolescent tuberculosis

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Ben J. Marais, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, University of Sydney, Mark Nicol, The School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Western Australia, Heather J. Zar, Department of Paediatrics & Child Health and SA-MRC Unit on Child & Adolescent Health, University of Cape Town.

Tuberculosis (TB) remains the leading infectious disease killer on the planet and a top-10 cause of under-5 mortality in TB endemic areas.

The recent ‘Roadmap towards Ending TB in Children and Adolescents’, launched at the United Nations (UN) high-level meeting on TB in 2018, highlights the urgent need and necessary steps required to improve TB prevention and care in these neglected age groups.

In the first paper of a recently published child TB mini-series (link below), Reuter et al. explore what should be done to close the persistent policy-practice gap in ‘Preventing Tuberculosis in Children: A Global Health Emergency’ 

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