Consequently, much paediatric TB is undiagnosed in LMIC settings, and programmatic estimates (from case notification, vital registration or verbal autopsy) of TB disease in young children are likely to be substantial underestimates of the true community burden
Either way, it implies a high community burden
The poor became stigmatized and feared and their care was perceived as a community burden
There remain, however, theoretical benefits to uncovering the cause: identification of rare organisms, selection of narrower spectrum antibiotics (lessening the community burden
of antibiotic resistance), and better targeting of medications should empiric therapy prove ineffective.
Via our collaboration with SEHA, we endeavor to create a new ray of hope for a segment of our community burdened
between the millstones of poverty and disease.