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Global Health
November 20, 2013

Global Leaders Present Roadmap to Eliminating Tuberculosis

JAMA. 2013;310(19):2030. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.282527

The Roadmap for Childhood TB: Toward Zero Deaths (http://bit.ly/19f23XH), an action plan to eliminate the 74 000 deaths and half a million new cases of tuberculosis (TB) that occur in children each year, was presented by global leaders in TB in Washington, DC, in October.

The plan outlines 10 key actions that need to be taken at national and global levels to achieve this goal. These steps include forming partnerships to study and evaluate the best strategies for preventing and managing childhood TB; developing comprehensive and effective services at the community level; making improvements in collecting and reporting data; including the needs of children and adolescents in research, policy development, and clinical practices; and improving tools used to diagnose and treat the infection.

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