Issue Briefs | April 2018

Catalyzing Pediatric Tuberculosis Innovation (CaP TB) in Malawi

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Overview

Country:

Malawi

Topics:

CaP TB; Pediatric HIV Diagnosis, Care and Treatment; Tuberculosis

TB is the second leading cause of death in Malawi, following AIDS. Although the National TB Control Program (NTP) recognizes the high prevalence of this epidemic and children as a priority population, diagnosis and management of pediatric TB remains a significant challenge. In 2016, Malawi registered 16,959 TB cases (NTP, 2016 report). Childhood TB made up 8.6% of these cases.