Where are we in the battle of ending tuberculosis in children and adolescents in South Africa?

Du Preez, K. ; Seddon, J. A. ; Schaaf, H. Simon ; Hesseling, A. C. (2020)

CITATION: Du Preez, K. et al. 2020. Where are we in the battle of ending tuberculosis in children and adolescents in South Africa? South African Medical Journal, 110(5), doi:10.7196/SAMJ.2020.v110i5.14728.

The original publication is available at http://www.samj.org.za

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Ambitious targets to end tuberculosis (TB) were set at the United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting (UNHLM) on TB in September 2018, with children and adolescents specifically noted as key populations deserving of more attention. [1] In addition, the World Health Organization (WHO) launched a revised ‘Roadmap towards ending TB in children and adolescents’,[2] outlining key actions that should be taken at country level to engage relevant stakeholders to optimally prevent and treat TB in these age groups

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