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Sentinel Project

The Sentinel Project on Pediatric Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis is a global partnership of more than 250 researchers, caregivers, and advocates from more than 50 countries who share a vision of a world where no child dies from this curable disease. Since October 2011, network members have been collaborating to raise the visibility of this vulnerable population of children, and to share evidence and resources that can increase children’s access to prompt and effective treatment. Toward this end, task forces have begun working on joint projects, such as developing a practical field handbook to guide treatment and, in collaboration with TAG, compiling stories and offering recommendations to address gaps in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) in children. In order to compile stories and offer recommendations, the Sentinel Project on Pediatric Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis and TAG reached out to colleagues around the world who submitted stories of children affected by DR-TB. Actionable gaps in programs, policies, and science were identified through the collection of 62 stories from 38 countries; 30 of these stories are published in the 2013 collection, We Can Heal: Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment, Care, and Support: Addressing Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis in Children, and additional stories are available online.

Collections of Stories

2012: Being Brave: Stories of Children with Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

2013: We Can Heal: Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment, Care, and Support: Addressing Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis in Children

 

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