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The Wolfheze Workshops 2019

On 15-17 May 2019, KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation together with WHO Regional Office for Europe (WHO/Europe) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) is proud to hosted the 19th edition of the Wolfheze Workshops. The Wolfheze Workshops took place at the Bilderberg Europa Hotel, Scheveningen, The Hague.

This year’s central theme was ‘Translating the TB UN High-Level Meeting Commitments into Actions’. The focus was on accelerating towards ending TB in the WHO European region, building on the momentum gained from the TB UN high level meeting that took place in September 2018 in New York, USA.

In view of the urgent need to combat rising rates of HIV and TB/HIV co-infection in the WHO European region, and in order to more effectively address this alarming infectious disease tandem, this year the Wolfheze Workshops begon with a joint TB/HIV day on Wednesday 15, May 2019. The day was planned to unite stakeholders of national TB and HIV programmes in defining collective actions for driving the TB/HIV response.

The main goal of the Wolfheze Workshops is sharing practices and providing inspiration to develop policies and action plans for our shared fight against TB.

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Our initiatives

Challenge TB

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is proud to be the lead partner of the Challenge TB project, the primary mechanism for implementing the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) vision of a world free of TB, and for supporting the global End TB Strategy. These strategies set clear targets for reduction of death and disease due to tuberculosis. In addition they aim at reducing catastrophic costs for affected families.

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The story of Floyd

“When I was six years old, I suffered from tuberculosis. When I walked, I would fall down after every two steps. I was seriously malnourished; my stomach was also completely bloated because of the TB. I was born with HIV. My parents both died of AIDS. After their death I was brought to other members of my family, but nobody wanted to take care of me. They shunned me because I was covered with stinking sores and wounds. I was also mistreated. Fortunately, I ended up in the Transit Home. I became healthy again. They gave me TB medication and AIDS inhibitors. They made sure I finished my treatment. I felt good and happy again.”

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