Every year, thousands of children die from drug-resistant tuberculosis—a disease with a known cure. This happens because children do not have access to diagnosis or treatment for this disease. In spite of global advances made in tuberculosis treatment, children have been left behind.
The Sentinel Project on Pediatric Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis is a global partnership of researchers, caregivers, and advocates who have come together to end the neglect of this vulnerable population of children. We are collaborating to develop and deploy evidence-based strategies to prevent the death of children from this treatable disease; we are a learning network committed to generating and disseminating knowledge and data for immediate action.