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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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  • KNCV Events at 48th Union World Conference on Lung Health

    As the world’s leading TB expert organization, KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation will have a significant presence at the 48th Union World Conference in Guadalajara.

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  • Shorter regimens proving effective in Central Asia

    Since January 2017, KNCV has been treating drug resistant TB patients in the Central Asian region as part of the USAID-funded Challenge TB project. Many MDR-TB patients in this part of the world have severe forms of MDR-TB such as pre-XDR and XDR-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

  • The 49th Union World Conference on Lung Health to be held in The Hague in 2018

    Sunday 15 October

    The 49th Union World Conference on Lung Health will focus on human rights when it comes to The Hague, The Netherlands, 24-27 October, 2018. The conference theme will be Declaring […]

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  • State of the Art on Ending TB-related Stigma and Discrimination

    Friday 13 October

    The IJTLD TB Stigma Supplement, which consists of three editorials and eleven original articles, is now released. The stigma around tuberculosis (TB) creates a major challenge to individuals affected by […]

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  • Political solutions needed to get TB out of the world

    Thursday 21 September

    Determination, global collaboration and national stewardship are essential for Ending Tuberculosis (TB), for accelerating innovation and for timely response to the ‘Global Challenge of Drug-resistant TB’ according to a recent […]

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  • Tackling latent TB in high-burden countries

    Friday 8 September

    For too long, interventions in high-burden countries have focused only on people with tuberculosis (TB) disease. The UNITAID-funded IMPAACT4TB project enables the use of a shorter preventive therapy regimen and […]

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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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  • 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.