Early Childhood TB education in the Community
Although the TB burden is high in both children and adults, much of the attention on TB in the past has been focused
on adult TB. However, ending the childhood TB epidemic has gained more recent attention (e.g. Road map for
Childhood TB). Many people and organizations around the world are devoting their efforts to better understanding
childhood TB—differences between adult and childhood TB, risk factors, prevention methods, diagnosing childhood
TB, and finding better treatments designed specifically for children.
Thorough research about interactive materials and activities appropriate for children and adolescents was
performed. A wide breadth of materials were developed in hopes of providing several means to help educate
children about tuberculosis.