A symposium hosted by The Sentinel Project on Pediatric Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis, The Center for Global Health Delivery at Harvard Medical School, and El Centro de Salud Global de Socios En Salud discussed the importance of TB preventive therapy, especially in the context of the global COVID-19 response and mitigation efforts. Recordings are available in both English and Spanish.
USAID recently celebrated the second anniversary of the Global Accelerator to End Tuberculosis. The virtual event included a panel of speakers sharing successes and challenges in the fight to end TB. The importance of facing the COVID-19 pandemic while remaining committed to ending TB was a common thread throughout the discussion.
TB programs face multiple challenges as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect efforts to combat TB. This collection shares recent webinars, guidance documents, and other resources that shed light on the implications of COVID-19 on TB prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.
As the world has awakened to the urgent need to stem the COVID-19 virus and mount an aggressive and creative defense, those veterans of the tuberculosis (TB) fight have ideas and skills that should be deployed. In the spirit of cooperation and aligned interests, we offer here recent papers and resources that shed light on the implications of COVID-19 on TB prevention, diagnosis, treatment.