Table 2– Key components of the advocacy strategy
Political will
 Inclusion of interventions on childhood TB as part of a basic package of care in national strategic plans
 Resource mobilisation to strengthen childhood TB research and programming
 Facilitate involvement of civil society as more than just receivers of care
 Inclusion of children of all ages in basic, clinical and operational research
 Development or adaptation of indicators for data collection and monitoring and evaluating programme performance for childhood TB
 Integration of TB prevention, diagnosis and treatment into health services providing care to children and their families
 Participation of stakeholders from HIV/AIDS and maternal and child health programmes in TB control efforts
 Involve research institutes, academics, drug regulatory authorities and pharmaceutical industries to move the childhood TB research agenda forward
  • TB: tuberculosis.