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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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  • The Lilly MDR-TB Partnership

    The fight for a TB-free India continues to gain ground with an innovative project by Eli Lilly and KNCV in the city of Chennai. Patients of private health practitioners are offered rapid, accurate diagnosis for TB and drug-resistant TB through the project EQUIP.

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  • Book a trip and support us for free!

    Planning a trip? Book at Booking.com/supportkncvtbc, and we'll get a substantial %!
    It’s the same price for you and a wonderful contribution for people with TB!

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  • New Drugs & Regimens Initiative

    With early and correct triaging* of patients using new diagnostic tests, drugs and regimens, we can now offer drug-resistant TB patients the least toxic, shortest drug regimens,

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  • The KNCV Patient Triage concept

    Patient triage is the process of rapidly determining the best treatment for patients based on their specific needs and anticipated outcome of care. For tuberculosis (TB), this requires quick and accurate diagnosis of TB disease and the different patterns of anti-TB drug resistance.

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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

  • Indonesia Accelerates To End TB

    Tuesday 5 December

    Yesterday, Indonesia district mayors in the presence of their Minister of Health, Nila Moeloek and their Minister of Home Affairs, Tjahjo Kumolo, signaled their commitment to accelerate tuberculosis efforts, during […]

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  • Why TB and HIV programs should strengthen their collaboration

    Friday 1 December

    Today is World AIDS Day, which bears this year’s slogan: ‘Everybody counts’. The slogan is part of the World Health Organization’s ‘Right to health’ theme. It emphasizes the need to […]

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  • The positive impact of the early warning system QuanTB

    Wednesday 29 November

    Significant advances in mobile technologies, network coverage and internet access have opened up great possibilities to improve patient-centered care and public health. KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation (KNCV) strongly believes in the […]

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  • Global Health Café: Spotlight on shortage of Health Care Workers

    Tuesday 21 November

    On Monday 20 November the first of a series of four Global Health café debates was held at the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT). The series is an initiative of five […]

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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.