Research article |

Counting children: comparing reporting for paediatric HIV and tuberculosis

Authors: Philipp du Cros, Bern-Thomas Nyang’wa, Marianne Gale, Sarah Venis & Nathan Ford


“All women, men and children who need TB diagnosis and care have a right to it – no matter who they are or where they live – and they should be able to access TB services free of charge and in a manner that respects their dignity.” Although the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) latest report on tuberculosis provides welcome news on falling numbers of cases, children are still being neglected despite the fact that they represent approximately 15–20% of the global burden of tuberculosis. Indeed, the neglect of mothers and children in tuberculosis initiatives was the topic of a major symposium by WHO’s Stop TB department at the recent 42nd Union World Conference on Lung Health.»