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Roadmap for Childhood TB: Towards Zero Deaths

ROADMAP FOR CHILDHOOD TB: TOWARDS ZERO DEATHS

Tuesday, 1 October 2013
11:00 a.m. Press Conference
2:00 p.m. Workshop
PATH, 455 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20001

The World Health Organization, the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, the Stop TB Partnership and other partners will launch a roadmap outlining the path towards zero deaths from childhood tuberculosis.

Each year, more than 70,000 children under 15 years of age die from tuberculosis, a preventable and curable disease. The Childhood TB Roadmap is a call to action for all stakeholders in child health to move the world towards zero deaths. The Roadmap builds on what we already know about the disease to identify clear action steps that can save thousands of children’s lives.

Press Conference:

11:00-11:45 a.m. (Doors open at 10:30 a.m.)

  • Mario Raviglione, Director, Global TB Programme, World Health Organization
  • José Luis Castro, Interim Executive Director, The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union)
  • Steve Graham (Pediatrician), Child TB consultant, The Union; Chair, Stop TB Partnership Childhood TB Subgroup; Professor, Centre for International Child Health, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • TBD, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
  • Katherine Taylor, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Global Health, US Agency for International Development
  • Patricia Simone, Principal Deputy Director, Center for Global Health, US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Workshop: Beyond the Roadmap – next steps towards zero deaths

2:00-5:30 p.m.

Objectives:

  • To give examples of existing efforts to integrate childhood tuberculosis into broader maternal and child health activities
  • To discuss how to implement the Roadmap for Childhood TB
  • To define next steps for different stakeholders
  • To define areas for pilot work and operational research

Speakers include:

Joshua Obasanya (National TB Programme Manager, Nigeria), representatives from implementing organizations (TB, HIV, maternal and child health), a family affected by TB. The full agenda will be available at www.theunion.org .

Who Should Attend: Implementing organizations that focus on maternal and child health and TB; policy-makers and advocates

To register for the press conference and/or workshop:childhood-tb-rsvp@theunion.org

If you have questions: childhood-tb-rsvp@theunion.org

How to get there: http://www.path.org/about/contact-dc.php

Places to stay: PATH hotel list

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