Maintaining essential child and adolescent TB services during the COVID-19 pandemic: practical solutions and lessons learnt
The Union Courses Online. Dr Farhana Amanullah, Prof Steve Graham, Dr Shakil Ahmed, Dr Celia Martinez, Dr Sathish Kumar and Dr Chishala Chabala . 08/31/20; 309384 Topic: Tuberculosis
  Dr Farhana Amanullah, Prof Steve Graham, Dr Shakil Ahmed, Dr Celia Martinez, Dr Sathish Kumar and Dr Chishala Chabala
Dr Farhana Amanullah, Prof Steve Graham, Dr Shakil Ahmed, Dr Celia Martinez, Dr Sathish Kumar and Dr Chishala Chabala
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Evidence to date suggests that children and adolescents (0-19 years) are less susceptible to severe COVID-19 than adultsAlthough the primary risk of coronavirus infection in young people with co-morbidities such as TB, HIV, or severe malnutrition is still uncertain, the negative impact of the pandemic on this already vulnerable population is becoming clear. This includes delays in TB diagnosis and treatment, increased household transmission, interruption of TB (preventive) treatment, disruptions in medicine production and supply, as well as indirect impact through reduced income, increased poverty, food insecurity, malnutrition, missed health checks and vaccinations. 

 
 

Leveraging services for COVID-19, while maintaining essential TB services is critical. The WHO Global TB Programme has developed and contributed to information notes, scientific briefs and operational guidance on TB and COVID-19 related topics.  

 
 

This webinar, co-hosted by the Child and Adolescent TB Working Group, of which the Secretariat is housed at the WHO Global TB Programme, will provide practical experiences and perspectives from healthcare workers and programme managers on how they work with relevant stakeholders to maintain the most important child and adolescent TB prevention, case finding and treatment services, while protecting families and staff, in different settings around the world.

This webinar was broadcasted live on the 3rd September 2020.

 

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    1. Share experiences and provide lessons learnt on maintaining child and adolescent TB services from a variety of settings  




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    2. Discuss practical solutions for TB programmes to maintain TB services for children and adolescents during the COVID-19 response 




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