children

A Research project to strengthen
paediatric tuberculosis services
for enhanced early detection

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1 000 000 new tuberculosis cases
in children in 2016

450 000 TB cases in children were
notified to WHO in 2016

250 000 children died because
of tuberculosis in 2016

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The Project

The TB-Speed project will carry out research activities aimed at reducing childhood mortality from TB by evaluating innovative cost-effective approaches for resource-limited settings. The diagnostic approach will include procurement and use of a molecular diagnostic assay applied on nasopharyngeal aspirate and stool sample, introduction of digital chest radiography, as well as training and mentoring of clinicians for screening and diagnosis of paediatric TB.

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