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


- Interpret child CHR - Protocols -
- SOPs - Instructions for use -

1 090 000 new tuberculosis cases
in children in 2020

400 000 TB cases in children were
notified to WHO in 2020

226 000 children died because
of tuberculosis in 2020

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The TB-Speed Project

TB-Speed is a Unitaid & L'Initiative (Expertise France) funded project aiming at reducing childhood mortality due to tuberculosis (TB) by developing, testing, and delivering an innovative, decentralized, cost-effective, and feasible childhood TB diagnostic strategy to increase case finding in children.

This international research project is implemented in 7 countries in sub-Saharan Africa and South-East Asia.

It includes several studies testing different diagnostic approaches in specific pediatric populations at risk of tuberculosis or settings.

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