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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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  • Unite to End TB

    WHO has released its latest annual Global TB report in the lead up to the first United Nations high-level meeting on TB which will be held on 26th September 2018 at its headquarters in New York.

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  • Good news for MDR-TB patients: increased access to safer and shorter treatment

    KNCV welcomes the new guidance issued by WHO on the treatment of drug resistant TB and applauds this important step towards safer, shorter, injection free regimens for MDR TB patients.

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  • KNCV Annual Report 2017

    The year 2017 flew by as a ‘comet’, bringing exciting developments for KNCV and the broader tuberculosis (TB) community, both from a technical and political perspective.

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  • And the answer is? KNCV’s new Strategy and Operational Guide to Find and Treat all Missing Persons with TB! Released today, on World TB Day.

    Because 2018 is the Year for Collective Change in our fight against Tuberculosis.

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  • Nine buildings in the city of The Hague and Hilversum were lit up in red for World TB Day.

    World TB Day is commemorated every year on March 24th, to raise public awareness of the devasting health, social and economic impact of tuberculosis.

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  • A Message from our Technical Director, Michael Kimerling on the release of KNCV’s new Strategy and Operational Guide to Find and Treat all Missing Persons with TB

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  • Celebrating the Success of the Public-Private Model in India

    India has the largest burden of tuberculosis (TB) and drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) in the world. An estimated 2.79 million people in India become ill with TB every year yet only 1.9 million TB cases are notified.

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Latest news

  • Bringing Digital Health Solutions to Those in Need

    Monday 12 November

    Preparations are underway for KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation to incorporate innovative digital adherence interventions to the Philippines and Tanzania, financed by grants from Stop TB Partnership’s funding mechanism, TB REACH. These […]

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  • KNCV looks back on a successful Union World Conference

    Friday 2 November

    KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation (KNCV) shares the highlights of the 49th Union World Conference on Lung Health 2018 that took place last week at the World Forum in The Hague. KNCV […]

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  • Dr. Wang Lixia and Dr. Yogan Pillay receive KNCV award

    Saturday 27 October

    Dr. Wang Lixia and Dr. Yogan Pillay have been awarded with the prestigious KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation Award for Eminence in Tuberculosis Control. KNCV executive director Kitty van Weezenbeek presented the […]

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  • Simple KNCV stool test breakthrough for Childhood TB

    Thursday 25 October

    Simple stool-based diagnosis could be a global life-saver by enabling millions more childern at risk from TB and MDR-TB to be tested Thursday, 25 October 2018, (The Hague, The Netherlands) […]

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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.