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KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is dedicated to fighting TB worldwide and to strengthening health systems against TB.

  • 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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  • Strong enough to once again climb a hill

    In Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu state in South India, partnerships between local NGO’s and KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation are having an impact on the daily lives of TB patients. Every other day, seventy year old Mr. Venkaya enjoys coming for his TB treatment....

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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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  • Meet Mrs Ganya

    For more than ten years now, Mrs Ganya (Dzairo, Zimbabwe) has been supporting her community by visiting households to give health education, perform home deliveries when there is an emergency and other social support like providing food and clothes to patients in need.

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  • Meet Ruth Chivasa

    Ruth Chivasa works as a village health worker in Whawha, Gwuru province, Zimbabwe. Her mother died of TB as she believed it was caused by witchcraft and did not go for treatment. Now Ruth is committed to give health education to people about HIV and TB.

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  • Meet Marcela Tommasi

    KNCV welcomes Marcela Tommasi, new Senior Consultant for Programmatic Management of Drug-resistant TB (PMDT). Marcela is an infectious diseases specialist from Argentina.

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Latest news

  • Tuberculosis on the decline in Europe, yet growth in drug-resistance

    Monday 20 March

    Small increase in TB-patients in the Netherlands The Hague – The number of TB patients in the WHO region Europe has declined by 4.3% annually between 2011-2015, according to a […]

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  • TB is a top priority for R&D

    Wednesday 1 March

    The Hague – KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation today shares in the outrage expressed by our partners in the TB community regarding the exclusion of  tuberculosis from the recently published WHO list […]

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  • Introducing the East Africa Cross Border TB Initiative

    Thursday 23 February

    KNCV is active in the East Africa region as part of the Challenge TB program funded by USAID. The program focuses on Cross-Border TB control, drug and commodity management systems, […]

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  • Behind the Scenes at MDR-TB Enrollment in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan

    Thursday 23 February

    Since the end of last year, KNCV and partners have been enrolling patients with multi-drug resistant-TB (MDR-TB) in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan on the newest treatment regimens. MDR-TB patients normally face […]

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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.