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  • Registration for the reception of A Story of Hope

    KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation (KNCV) is proud to announce the July opening of our inspirational, travelling exhibition which covers the history of Tuberculosis and the leading role that KNCV plays in fighting the world’s deadliest infectious disease.

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  • KNCV Annual Report 2017

    The year 2017 flew by as a ‘comet’, bringing exciting developments for KNCV and the broader tuberculosis (TB) community, both from a technical and political perspective.

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  • And the answer is? KNCV’s new Strategy and Operational Guide to Find and Treat all Missing Persons with TB! Released today, on World TB Day.

    Because 2018 is the Year for Collective Change in our fight against Tuberculosis.

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  • Nine buildings in the city of The Hague and Hilversum were lit up in red for World TB Day.

    World TB Day is commemorated every year on March 24th, to raise public awareness of the devasting health, social and economic impact of tuberculosis.

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  • A Message from our Technical Director, Michael Kimerling on the release of KNCV’s new Strategy and Operational Guide to Find and Treat all Missing Persons with TB

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  • Celebrating the Success of the Public-Private Model in India

    India has the largest burden of tuberculosis (TB) and drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) in the world. An estimated 2.79 million people in India become ill with TB every year yet only 1.9 million TB cases are notified.

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  • The 49th Union World Conference on Lung Health to be held in The Hague in 2018

    The conference theme will be Declaring Our Rights: Social and Political Solutions highlighting the essential need for a human rights approach and greater political commitment to eradicate TB

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  • KNCV benchmarking tool for Childhood TB

    The benchmarking tool is a self-assessment tool, meant to serve as a basis for discussions, brainstorming, and strategic planning and as a tool for monitoring progress in the realization of childhood TB policies towards alignment with WHO guidelines, in the framework of a TB program.

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Latest news

  • IMPAACT4TB

    Monday 30 July

    KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation and other consortium partners have banded together to create the IMPAACT4TB project. It is a four-year project aimed at addressing latent tuberculosis infection, providing short-course TB preventive […]

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  • Bedaquiline price reduction could benefit the world

    Wednesday 25 July

    This year’s International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam is already making waves. Big announcement During a pre-conference event, the Minister of Health of South Africa, Mr. Aaron Motsoaledi, signed a deal […]

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  • We remember MH17

    Tuesday 17 July

    On 17 July 2014, 298 people aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 were killed when their plane was shot down over Eastern Ukraine en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. Among […]

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  • A Call for Nominations for KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation Award

    Monday 28 May

    Nominations are now open for the 2018 “KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation Award for Eminence in Tuberculosis Control”! Since the creation of the award in 2003, KNCV issues a call for nominations […]

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Challenge TB

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is the lead partner in Challenge TB. This is the world’s largest TB control program and flagship global mechanism for implementing USAID’s TB strategy and TB/HIV activities. We are currently active in 21 countries and one region in Africa, Asia, Central Asia and Eastern Europe.

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Projects

  • World TB Day in Indonesia: TOSS TB campaign

  • National Implementation of GxAlert in Botswana

  • Engaging Ethiopia's civil society

  • "Everybody felt a part of this"

  • Pilot for ambulatory PMDT accelerates access to treatment in Nigeria

  • “We now know the direction we have to take.”

  • Tackling Childhood TB in Ethiopia

  • Data Dictionary for second-line TB drugs forecasting

  • Electronic surveillance in Vietnam

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    World TB Day in Indonesia: TOSS TB campaign

    KNCV and Challenge TB have created a public service announcement to raise public awareness on TB. The video clip, which features the US Ambassador and the Indonesian rock band, SLANK, was launched on World Tuberculosis Day 2016 at the US Embassy’s youth event “Let’s TOSS to End TB” in Jakarta.

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    National Implementation of GxAlert in Botswana

    KNCV has supported the national implementation of GxAlert in Botswana. The GxAlert initiative is a system for data management, designed to work with any TB, HIV, Ebola, or malaria diagnostic device.

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    Engaging Ethiopia's civil society

    In the past two years Ethiopia had remarkable success by involving local civil society organizations (CSOs) in fighting TB, especially reaching out to women in the poor “sub-cities” of Addis Ababa. Through theses partnerships we raise awareness on the risks and symptoms of TB, and TB among children.

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    "Everybody felt a part of this"

    In 2013-2014, the first fully digital national TB prevalence survey was conducted in Zambia. Such a population-based prevalence survey estimates the true burden of TB disease. Besides being innovative in using digital tools for collecting and processing data, the Zambia prevalence survey was also the first in surveying the estimated burden of both TB and HIV. Pascalina Chanda-Kapata, survey coordinator from the Ministry of Health, tells about how this came to be.

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    Pilot for ambulatory PMDT accelerates access to treatment in Nigeria

    The introduction of the rapid diagnostic test Xpert MTB/RIF in Nigeria has led to a rise in the number of people diagnosed with and requiring treatment for MDR-TB. To ensure better access to appropriate care a pilot study was launched to introduce ambulatory care in eight selected states.

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    “We now know the direction we have to take.”

    Kazakhstan was one of the first countries to implement the newly available technologies for rapid diagnostic testing. Dr. Malik Adenov, Chief Doctor of the National TB Center in Kazakhstan, tells about the need of a programmatic approach to work towards sustainable TB control.

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    Tackling Childhood TB in Ethiopia

    One example of KNCV’s efforts to combat TB in Ethiopia involves ensuring that childhood TB is on everyone’s radar. Until recently there was very little awareness of the risk that TB poses to children, especially very young children. It calls for specific interventions.

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    Data Dictionary for second-line TB drugs forecasting

    With support from the Eli Lilly and Company Foundation, we developed a generic data dictionary as part of the E&M (online and mobile) Health project. The generic data dictionary describes the essential data needed for second line drugs forecasting.

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    Electronic surveillance in Vietnam

    Vietnam has developed an electronic surveillance system (VITIMES) for recording and accessing information about TB patients and TB treatment results. An electronic system supports health workers and improves patient care. The system was developed and rolled out with technical support from Vietnamese IT companies and KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation.