The deadly gap in diagnosing children with tuberculosis

MSF is providing testing and treatment for people with TB currently in 38 countries, among them many children © Sabir Sabirov
This video features a painful procedure used to extract sputum from children with suspected TB, and illustrates the need for better diagnostic tools for children with TB. The procedure is very rarely used today, and only in the most difficult cases.
MSF works to try to improve the diagnosis of TB in children and adults. In Malakal, South Sudan, we are undertaking operational research on a new technology, POCUS (point-of-care ultrasound), to increase and improve diagnosis of TB in children.
Diana Gomez, Stijn Deborggraeve and Cathy Hewison

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