Together with the Childhood TB Subgroup (DEWG-STOP TB Partnership) the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) organized a meeting on childhood tuberculosis, which took place on 17 and 18 March in Stockholm. Programme
Childhood tuberculosis is often a neglected area in the fight against the disease and, due to limited resources, children with TB are not always given sufficient attention in national TB control programmes. One of the major objectives of the meeting recently held in Stockholm was to highlight this situation and to join efforts, in order to achieve a concerted advocacy approach which would contribute to place childhood TB on the agendas of TB control and research.
One of the meeting’s outcomes is the following call for action in favor of childhood TB:
Call to action
You are also invited to sign this document. Please reply with your name, country and organization/affiliation (if appropriate) to childhoodTB@treatmentactiongroup.org
Other relevant information:
Information package by ECDC