WHO releases new set of guidelines management of Tuberculosis in kids
TB remains one of the world's deadliest infectious killers. Each day, over 4100 people lose their lives to TB, and close to 30, 000 people fall ill with this preventable and curable disease. The situation is even worse for children and adolescents with TB. In 2020, an estimated 63 % of children and young adolescents below 15 years with TB were not reached with or not officially reported to have accessed life-saving TB diagnosis and treatment services; the proportion was even higher - 72% - for children under 5 years.
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