Practical manual of processing stool samples for diagnosis of childhood TB

Publication Year 28 Aug 2023

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This guide was developed as a product of the Global Laboratory Initiative (GLI) Core Group. Development was led by Petra de Haas (KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, The Hague, The Netherlands), Elsa Tagliani (San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy), Christopher Gilpin (International Organization for Migration, Geneva, Switzerland), Patricia Hall (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, United States of America) and Wayne van Gemert (Stop TB Partnership, Geneva, Switzerland), under the coordination of the GLI Working Group Secretariat within the Global TB Programme of the World Health Organization (WHO). The writing of this manual was supported by Pauline Lempens (KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, The Hague, The Netherlands). Coordination efforts during writing and finalization of this manual were provided by Annemieke Brands, Nazir Ismail, Carl-Michael Nathanson and Sabine Verkuijl (WHO Global TB Programme, Geneva, Switzerland).
Special thanks to Pamela Nabeta (Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics, Geneva, Switzerland), Maryline Bonnet (TB-Speed project, Université de Montpellier, Montpellier, France), Manon Lounnas (TB-Speed project, Université de Montpellier, Montpellier, France) and Martina Casenghi (Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Geneva, Switzerland) for their valuable feedback and contribution.
WHO also appreciates the feedback provided by the following GLI Core Group members and public health specialists: Khalide Azam, Sarabjit Singh Chadha, Fernanda Dockhorn Costa, Sarder Tanzir Hossain, Kristin Kremer, Edine Tiemersma and Andrii Slyzkyi (KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, The Hague, The Netherlands).
GLI is a Working Group of the Stop TB Partnership. Development and publication of this document were made possible with financial support from the United State Agency for International Development.