Improving Prevention and Diagnosis of Active Childhood TB in Tanzania

Children are dying from tuberculosis, even though it is a disease, which can be prevented and cured. WHO estimates that up to 400.000 children a year die from TB yet children have been largely neglected in TB programmes. The reasons why children hav ... The project has described the challenges and constraints of diagnosing childhood TB in a resource limited area with endemic TB and a high prevalence of malnutrition and HIV and has assessed the performance of Quantiferon-TB Gold In-Tube, a paediatri ...