National conference on pediatric tuberculosis
The Foundation's program, Old Disease, New Challenge: Tuberculosis in the 1990s, was designed to stimulate effective collaborations between state and health departments and other public and private agencies serving people at risk of tuberculosis exposure and infection to develop and test new approaches to the problem of tuberculosis.Under the national Tuberculosis (TB) initiative, the Foundation authorized $350,000 for professional conferences on TB issues. This is the first request under this authorization. Sixty-three percent of all pediatric TB cases in the U.S. occur in children less than 5 years of age. Between 1985 and 1992, the number of TB cases among children increased by 35 percent. Because children rarely transmit TB, this increase in pediatric TB cases is especially alarming since it represents ongoing transmission of TB from adults, and a failure of TB control efforts. This grant provides funds for a national conference on pediatric TB in collaboration with the CDC and Prevention. Specifically funds will support travel expenses for participants and partial administrative support for the conference to be held August 1-3, 1994. A separate grant request will support development and publication of a final conference report.
Amount Awarded $55,653.00
Awarded on: 7/14/1994
Time frame: 7/15/1994 - 1/14/1995
Grant Number: 24643