On March 21, 2013, the Sentinel Project on Pediatric Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis and Treatment Action Group (TAG) published We Can Heal, a collection of stories of 30 children in 30 countries affected by this disease. The stories call for urgent attention to this global threat to children, and are a testament to the need for improved programs, policies, and tools. The global community must commit long overdue political will and resources to address the gaps identified in this collection and to tackle all forms of TB in children necessary to achieve zero TB deaths, new infections, and suffering.
This collection of 30 stories from 30 countries identifies what the TB community needs to achieve zero TB deaths, new infections, and suffering—a target recently called for by more than
500 individuals and organizations. Addressing the gaps in prevention, diagnosis, treatment, care, and support that this report outlines will bring us closer to realizing zero child deaths from
drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB), a preventable and curable disease.
View a PDF version of the document here: “We Can Heal | Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment, Care and Support: Addressing Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis in Children” (March, 2013)