The ninth annual meeting of the childhood TB subgroup was held on 11 November 2012 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The meeting was divided into two parts. The morning session discussed country-level experience in policy implementation. The afternoon session focused on the implications of the post-2015 TB strategy for the field of childhood-TB.

The purpose of this meeting was:

  • To present and discuss with the subgroup members recent developments in the area of Childhood TB including the updated guidance for national tuberculosis programmes on the management of tuberculosis in children and the steps taken towards the development of new FDCs.
  • To present the draft Childhood TB roadmap, discuss outstanding technical issues that require further input from the subgroup members, and plan the way forward (how to best assist countries in scaling up Childhood TB activities).
  • To present the work on the post-2015 TB strategy (exact name to be determined) and to discuss the implications for Childhood TB.

The meeting was widely attended by the members of the subgroup, NTP managers and other representatives from high TB burden countries, partners and WHO staff.