1.3. Objectives of the 2022 consolidated guidelines

The objectives of the 2022 consolidated guidelines on the management of TB in children and adolescents are to:

  1. provide policy-makers and implementing partners with evidence-based recommendations on the entire cascade of care for children and adolescents to support the implementation of activities to prevent TB among children and adolescents at risk, and to improve TB case detection and treatment outcomes in children and adolescents with TB, using effective models of care; and
  2. contribute to reductions in TB-related morbidity and mortality in children and adolescents in line with global targets including those in the SDGs (5), the End TB Strategy (6) and the Political declaration of the UN General Assembly High-Level Meeting on the fight against tuberculosis (7).

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