A child friendly approach to caring for children with tuberculosis is needed



Challenges
  • The current vaccine, BCG, is a poor vaccine. It does not prevent actually getting TB, but it does help prevent some severe disease in young children

  • Our current diagnostic tests don't reliably find disease in children

  • Drug formulations are not child friendly

  • Children aren't included in enough clinical trials



Needs
  • A better vaccine

  • Appropriate diagnostic tools for children

  • Kid friendly drugs

  • More clinical and operational research in children