7.4.4. Learning, competence, education, skills and employability

Adolescents experience disruptions to their education due to TB and its treatment. The time needed for facility-based treatment support can interfere with education, and the need for education may in turn disrupt engagement with TB services. Disruption or delays in education may be further affected by prolonged isolation or hospitalization. As a result, TB and associated treatment may have a significant impact on adolescents’ future livelihoods (see web annex 4).

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