WFPI's TB Corner



WFPI's participation in an International Meeting on Childhood Tuberculosis in Italy 2012 emphasized the need for access to Childhood TB imaging expertise and educational tools, echoing observations made in TB forums everywhere. With its global reach to the world's TB hotspots and physicians, WFPI is well placed to step up and act. Prof. Bernard Laya (Manila, Philippines) heads our Childhood TB Group. 


                                       Prof. Bernard Laya (Philippines)


WFPI's Childhood TB Group aims to impact on Childhood TB diagnosis using radiology in low resource areas. To this end it aims to:

  • Create a bank of educational literature (education and information dissemination on TB facts in the form of reviews, features, and caseseries) andshort videos on Childhood TB, produced for WFPI's TB Corner by the TB Group and available for wide onward circulation. Maximum dissemination is our goal! Authors thus far identified from Philippines, Nepal, Thailand, Malaysia and South Africa. 

  • Collect existing TB literature and web-based TB learning material and host it on TB Corner as a reliable resource 
  • Support facilities and TB activities in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe through a "hotline" of TB specialists providing second opinions, guidance and targeted education and training 
  • Initiate and participate in Childhood TB research 





Literature produced by WFPI's Childhood TB Group for TB Corner

Supika Kritsaneepaiboon 
Songklanagarind Hospital, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand


See here for the Radiopaedia-published teaching case that accompanies this article

Nathan David P. Concepcion and Gemma U. De Lima 
St. Luke’s Medical Center, Philippines


 See here for the Radiopaedia-published teaching case that accompanies this article

Vincent R. Tatco, Maria Margarita A. Mejia-Santos and Jacqueline Austine U. Uy


See here for the Radiopaedia-published teaching case that accompanies this article

Bernard F. Laya, Ma. Carmela L. Sto. Domingo, Xanthe Marie Javier and Marion Sanchez
St. Luke’s Medical Center, Philippines


Lectures & videos from our Childhood TB group

TB Group


  • Bernard Laya (Philippines): LEAD
  • Mariaem Andres (Philippines)
  • Savvas Andronikou (South Africa)
  • Omolola Atalabi (Nigeria)
  • Eric Chong (Panama)
  • Nathan David P. Concepcion (Philippines)
  • Rupesh Gautam (Nepal)
  • Heleen Hanekom (South Africa)
  • Hamzaini Abdul Hamid (Malaysia)
  • In-One Kim (Korea)
  • Tracy Kilborn (South Africa)
  • Supika Kritsanepaiboon (Thailand)
  • Henrique Lederman (Brazil)
  • Gladys Mwango (Kenya)
  • Jaishree Naidoo (South Africa)
  • Bishnu Sigdel (Nepal)
  • Kushaljit Singh  Sodhi (India)
  • Jacqueline Austine Uy (Philippines)
  • Roy Vizcarra (Philippines)
  • Lavinia Wesley (Panama)








Current TB network

  • ISR/TB Steering Group,
  • Stanford University Hospital
  • Médecins Sans Fronitières/Doctors without Borders
  • Stop TB Strategy Unit, WHO
  • Imaging the World
  • European PTBNET

World TB Day


     2016 theme: Unite to End TB



    Click here 

    for the WHO World TB Day campaign

TB collaboration with ISR


Under the leadership of Dr. Eric Stern, the International Society of Radiology’s International Commission on Radiology Education (ICRE) and its Imaging of Tuberculosis Steering Committee have developed an open access, online education module on “Imaging of Tuberculosis”





The Steering Committee includes representatives of the Japanese Society of Thoracic Radiology, the Fleischner Society, the Korean Society of Thoracic Radiology, the Russian Society of Thoracic Radiology, the South African Society of Radiology, the World Federation of Pediatric Imaging and the European Society of Radiology.

More Childhood TB websites and literature


How many children have Tuberculosis? What treatment is available for them? See TB Alliance website for data.


Global tuberculosis report 2015
This is the twentieth global report on tuberculosis (TB) published by WHO in a series that started in 1997. It provides a comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of the TB epidemic and progress in implementing and financing TB prevention, care, control and research at global, regional and country levels using data reported by over 200 countries that account for more than 99% of the world's TB cases. In this 2015 edition, particular attention is given to assessment of whether 2015 global TB targets set in the context of the Millennium Development Goals were achieved worldwide and at regional and country levels. 


Tuberculosis in children: Carlos M. Perez-Velez, M.D., and Ben J. Marais, M.D., Ph.D.N Engl J Med 2012; 367:348-361

Reversal of Misfortunes - South Africa's response to HIV-TB: Feb 2013, Vol 339,

New imaging approaches for improving diagnosis of childhood tuberculosis: S. Bélard, S. Andronikou, T. Pillay, M. Grobusch, H. Zar, South African Medical Journal, March 2014 

Through the Eye of the Suprasternal Notch - Searching For TB: Tsepo Moseme and Savvas Andronikou Department of Radiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand

Imaging HIV – and the problem of TB Co-infection in Children: Savvas Andronikou, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, 2014

WHO Bulletin, published online June 2012: Feasibility of using teleradiology to improve tuberculosis screening and case management in a district hospital in Malawi

Out of the Dark; meeting the needs of children with TB: Médecins Sans Frontières, Access Campaign, 2011

UPDATE, Out of the Dark; meeting the needs of children with TB: Médecins Sans Frontières, Access Campaign, 2012






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