Save the date: Wolfheze Workshops 2022

Regaining lost ground: ending TB in Europe

16th WHO National TB Programme Managers’ Meeting and 20th Wolfheze Workshops

Jointly organized by the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe (WHO/Europe), the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation (KNCV)

18-20 May 2022, virtual event

 

The Wolfheze movement dates to 1990 when the first European regional meeting on tuberculosis (TB) control was organized, jointly by KNCV and the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases (UNION), in the village Wolfheze in the Netherlands. The Wolfheze Workshops aim to strengthen tuberculosis (TB) prevention and care in the WHO European Region to eventually eliminate TB. About every other year, pan-European workshops provide a platform for representatives from health authorities, national TB programme (NTP) managers, laboratory experts, TB experts, scientists, national TB surveillance correspondents, civil society organizations and other key partners, to share experiences, discuss achievements and agree on a way forward.

In 2022, at the NTP manager’s meeting updates on new and updated WHO guidelines and the final draft of the TB Regional Action plan 2023-2030 will be presented. The Wolfheze Workshops will focus on the impact of the COVID pandemic on TB services and recent developments in digital health solutions to strengthen TB prevention and control. In a session on drug resistant TB and treatment outcomes country experiences with the shorter treatment regimens for TB will be shared. Other topics to be discussed include latent TB infection in people living with HIV, accelerated case finding, and recent developments in the management of TB in migrants and cross border TB. Because this year the Wolfheze Workshops will be held for the 20th time, an overview of the Wolfheze movement through the years will also be presented.

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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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