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.
Contact investigation (CI) is essential to active case finding and identifying contacts for TB preventive treatment. Expanding CI activities in countries with high TB burdens can help improve the effectiveness of TB prevention and care program activities. A toolkit from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) supports this effort by providing implementation guidance and adaptable tools for relevant stakeholders.