This Cochrane Review update is part of a suite of Cochrane Reviews that will inform an upcoming WHO meeting to update guidelines on these tests.
Tuberculosis (TB) causes more deaths globally than any other infectious disease and is a top 10 cause of death worldwide. Globally in 2017, of the estimated 10 million people with TB, 3.6 million were not reported to national TB programmes, many of whom were not being diagnosed with their disease. When it is detected early and effectively treated, TB is largely curable, but in 2017, around 1.6 million people died of tuberculosis, including 300,000 people living with HIV.
In this Cochrane Review, the review authors summarise six studies related to the four randomised trials that evaluated the efficacy of the vaccine.
From 9 to 11 October 2019, the first Symposium on using qualitative evidence to inform decisions in the SDG era will be held in Brasilia.
Cochrane announces its plans for Cochrane’s Virtual #CochraneSantiago to be held online from 2-6 December 2019 and open to all Cochrane members and supporters.
The Cochrane Colloquium is an annual event, bringing people together from around the world to discuss research into important global health questions and promote evidence-informed healthcare. This year the theme is ‘Embracing diversity'.