WHO issues rapid communication on updated guidance on the management of TB in children and adolescents

31 August 2021

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The World Health Organization (WHO) Global Tuberculosis Programme has issued a rapid communication, updating the guidance on the management of tuberculosis (TB) in children and adolescents, including new recommendations on diagnostic options, treatment regimens, treatment decision algorithms, and optimal models of care for the delivery of services.

The rapid communication aims to inform staff from ministries of health and care providers across public and private sectors, technical partners and other stakeholders about the key findings, considerations and changes related to the diagnosis, treatment and care of TB in children and adolescents, in order to allow for planning at country level, ahead of the release of updated guidelines and an associated operational handbook.

Source: WHO, 26 August 2021