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Symposium 3:Burden of TB-related Diseases

Successful control of a disease usually, if not always, begins from comprehensive understanding of its burden. In 2021, it is estimated that a total of 10.6 million people suffered from active tuberculosis (TB) and 1.8 million of them died from TB. Of tho who survive TB, many will suffer from post-TB lung disease. There are, however, many potential sources of uncertainty associated with these estimations, including uncertainties in input data, in parameter values, in extrapolations used to impute missing data, in the models used, and in population estimates. Precise estimation of TB-related disease burden and reasonable allocation of medical and public health resources are the stepping stones to success in TB elimination. In this symposium, we will focus on exploring the current disease burden of general TB, pediatric TB, and post-TB complications.k

Date: Saturday, April 27, 2024 | Time: 08:30-10:00 (GMT+8)
Topic Speaker Country / Region
08:30-09:00 General TB Prof. Ted Cohen USA
09:00-09:30 Pediatric TB Prof. Ben Marais Australia
09:30-10:00 The financial burden faced by tuberculosis-affected households: Taiwan and Beyond Prof. Hsien-Ho Lin Taiwan