All Stakeholders 2020
2020 TB DIAGNOSTICS

39. Support rational and coordinated integration, network optimization and scale up of point of care molecular and TB-LAM technologies within diagnostic networks for timely identification and monitoring of infants and children with TB and HIV. 

 

40. Develop pediatric sample banks/repositories to support faster studies of new TB diagnostics and ensure open access to academic groups and manufacturers.

 

41. Train skilled and confident health workers at all levels to execute recommended screening and testing approaches and algorithms and promote the capacity of community health workers or other community cadres to conduct household contact tracing, screening of identified paediatric contacts of TB index cases, counselling, initiation of TB preventive treatment (if permitted by national guidelines), and monitoring of treatment adherence.

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