Notice from the Stop TB Partnership:
We are writing to encourage you to sign the Call to Action on Childhood TB.
The call was an outcome of an international meeting organized jointly by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the Stop TB Partnership’s Childhood TB Subgroup in March.
The meeting was attended by a wide range of participants, including researchers, paediatricians, community representatives, civil society organizations, and ECDC and WHO staff. The objectives of the meeting were to:
- identify and highlight the gaps, challenges and needs in childhood TB control.
- prepare the scientific rationale for the need for advocacy and to identify the key areas where more advocacy and targeted engagement with stakeholders are needed.
- reach a consensus on how to advocate for childhood TB control.
There was strong consensus among participants on the urgent need to make the voice of children heard through concerted advocacy efforts. A detailed programme of the meeting, with all presentations, can be found at the ECDC website
Learn more about childhood TB
Links to previous coverage of childhood TB by the WGND