The annual meeting of the Childhood TB subgroup took place in Paris, France on Tuesday 29 October 2013. This year, the meeting focused on scaling up childhood TB activities at country level. The meeting was attended by some 75-80 participants representing paediatricians, NTP managers, partners and WHO staff from regions and countries. The meeting concluded with the following action points: Bring childhood TB to STAG-TB 2014 and invite colleagues working on maternal and child health as well as HIV/AIDS to facilitate integration; Document and publish scaling up activities; Assist countries to include Childhood TB in all steps of the Global Fund New Funding Model (e.g. NTP review, National TB strategic plan, gap analysis, concept note); Encourage countries to identify national champions on pediatric TB; Build and expand regional capacity to address growing requests for technical assistance; Consider to add a module on participation in programme reviews to the South Africa training course (annual workshop in Cape Town); and, Consider to include adolescents in the scope of work of the Childhood TB subgroup.

Final report Childhood TB subroup meeting Paris France 29 October 2013.pdf


Meeting photos