Monday, October 9, 2017 (All day)
Kigali, Rwanda

The annual meeting of the Child and Adolescent TB working group took place on Monday 9 October 2017 in Kigali, Rwanda in conjunction with the WHO AFRO annual review and planning meeting of reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health and nutrition programme managers in the East and Southern African Region. The main purpose of the annual meeting is to share global developments and country experiences in scaling up the response to childhood TB and to discuss next steps to move the agenda forward. Specific objectives were to provide an update on the activities of the working group from the last annual meeting on Wednesday 26 October 2016 in Liverpool, UK; to share country experiences in scaling up childhood TB activities; including collaboration with MCH and other health services at country level; to discuss case-finding strategies that could improve early case detection as well as prevention of TB -> through contact investigation and integration of childhood tuberculosis screening into other child health services such as HIV, nutrition and the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness screening programmes; to give the WHO AFRO Task Force the opportunity to present their activities in the region; to share new initiatives that are being or will be implemented in the African region; and, to prepare for session on childhood TB during WHO AFRO MCH managers meeting of Eastern and Southern Africa.

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