Children with TB – Global Interest at LastBy PLoS Medicine Blog
At last, tackling tuberculosis (TB) in children is on the international agenda. This year, for the first time, an estimate of the extent of TB in children was included in the Global Tuberculosis Report. Although the report acknowledged that the figures were approximate and probably too low, their inclusion ends the paucity of global paediatric TB data. Also in the past year, there have been advances in paediatric TB care. The growing awareness and focus on the plight of children was reflected in the 2012 International Union of TB and Lung Health Conference held last week in Kuala Lumpur with workshops, symposiums, posters and plenary sessions on paediatric TB.