04 Dec

Request for submissions: Child DR-TB stories

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The stories submission page for Phase II of the Sentinel Project on Pediatric Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis is now live! Check it out here.

As the January 24th deadline approaches, we are still working to collect stories from as many countries as possible to highlight in our next report, which will be launched on World TB Day, March 2013.  Please help us identify stories of children with DR-TB to highlight in our report.  It can be a child who died with or without treatment, or a good outcome — we are gathering both.

Alternatively, if you do not personally know of any cases, but know of a colleague who might, please pass this request along and refer them to the new “submissions page” of the Sentinel Project website.  There are links available on the submissions page where they can download the story collection framework document in English (attached), French, Spanish and Russian — this framework includes a consent form and details the type of information we are looking to include in the stories we collect.

We look forward to working together to advocate for better drugs and drug formulations, diagnostics, and access to care for children with DR-TB!

Stories and/or completed frameworks can be sent to sentinel_project@hms.harvard.edu and questions directed to Lindsay McKenna at Lindsay.McKenna@treatmentactiongroup.org.