Regional workshop on child and adolescent Tuberculosis in the WHO European Region (2018)
4–5 December 2017, Copenhagen, Denmark
Against the backdrop of widespread tuberculosis (TB) among vulnerable and marginalized populations, including children and adolescents, and in the context of increasing complexities resulting from HIV coinfection and multidrug-resistant TB, the WHO Regional Office for Europe convened a workshop of key experts working in the field of both TB and paediatric specialities in the WHO European Region on 4–5 December 2017. Key issues such as missed cases of TB among this age group, the threat of multidrug-resistant TB transmission and the availability of child-friendly formulations were discussed at length and practices and experiences were shared. This report summarizes the keynote presentations and ensuing interactions among participants, the poster sessions, and the panel and group discussions.