Read this blog by Grania Bridgen of Médecins Sans Frontières to learn more about the threat of TB to children and what needs to be done to stop it.
Wednesday, 14 November 2012, 9:00 – 12:30, Room: 409
43rd Union World Conference on Lung Health, 13-17 November 2012, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Workshop sponsored by Médecins Sans Frontières
Children with drug resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) are a population who have been largely overlooked by TB programmes as well as by international policy makers and researchers. There is an urgent need to address this gap. This workshop aims to provide participants with an update on recent initiatives targeting DR-TB in children, as well as demonstrating practical approaches to overcome current challenges in diagnosis and treatment. Furthermore, this workshop will review the research agenda, including studies that are planned or on-going, define what the urgent needs are and discuss how participants can become actively involved.
Mercedes Becerra (USA)
Soumya Swaminathan (India)
Bern-Thomas Nyang’wa (UK)
James Seddon (UK)
Ben Marais (Australia)
Coordinators: Grania Brigden (UK), Mercedes Becerra (USA)
Chair: Stephen M. Graham (Australia)