Dr. Mustapha Gidado becomes acting interim Executive Director of KNCV

We are very pleased to announce that from 1 May 2020 onwards, Dr. Mustapha Gidado is acting as interim Executive Director of KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation. Gidado served as Director Challenge TB and has been employed at KNCV since 2012. We are confident that the acting arrangements assure continuity at an important juncture for the organization.

Dr. Mustapha Gidado, interim Executive Director:

“I wish to most sincerely thank our KNCV Board of Trustees, the Management Team, the Work Council, and the entire KNCV Staff for this rare opportunity I have been given to serve. I am humbled by the great confidence reposed in me to steer the affairs of this strong organization for the next few months. It is my self-fulfilling prophecy that this momentum and change process comes with an opportunity to make us an even stronger and more focused organization guided by its purpose and strategic objectives. We will be mindful of our purpose which is contributing to a reduction in the suffering and death due to TB.”

KNCV has been fighting TB since its establishment in 1903. Over the past 117 years, the organization has acquired indispensable knowledge and experience in the field of effective TB control, resulting in pre-elimination in the Netherlands and significant contributions to global evidence generation, policy development and TB program implementation worldwide.

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