New podcast discusses past, present, and future attempts to measure pediatric TB

When a recent study in the Lancet revealed that there may be 650,000 annual cases of TB in children, some began to question whether these figures were at odds with the estimate of 530,000 previously made by WHO in 2012. In reality, WHO has been closely involved in much of the recent research that has emerged on the subject. Additionally, more research is expected and needed in order to even further define the pediatric TB landscape. This podcast features some of the leaders in pediatric TB research contextualizing past, present, and future research into the pediatric TB landscape.

The podcast can be accessed using the following link:

  • Peter Dodd, University of Sheffield
  • Charalampos Sismanidis, World Health Organization
  • Cherise Scott, TB Alliance
  • Derek Ambrosino, TB Alliance (moderator)

Mathematical modelling study:

WHO estimate:

More info on TB Alliance STEP-TB program:

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Published: Aug. 17, 2014, 9:23 p.m.

Last updated: Aug. 17, 2014, 9:27 p.m.

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