The Policy and Practice Divide for Childhood Tuberculosis in Africa: A Landscape Analysis
The USAID-funded African Strategies for Health (ASH) project undertook this childhood TB landscape analysis, to expand and centralize available information on childhood TB in Africa. The landscape analysis presents the status of childhood TB programming in 12 countries, including successes, gaps, and challenges in addressing this issue. The analysis highlights an important divide between policy advancements and implementation realities, and suggests the urgent adoption of proven, efficient, and operationally feasible interventions to address this gap. Findings from this analysis can inform advocacy efforts and help to define strategic opportunities for NTP managers, implementing partners, and other stakeholders to strengthen childhood TB programming in the region. The diagram summarizes the issue.