Who we are
KNCV has been fighting TB since its establishment in 1903 as a collaborative effort by several private local TB control initiatives in the Netherlands. Over the past 120 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.
KNCV has 90 technical staff: around 30 of whom are based in The Hague and around 60 at country level. The skill matrix includes general TB advisors and highly specialized experts who are active in the following areas: data driving strategic planning for TB Elimination; development of funding requests (GF and other); DR-TB programming including patient triage, introduction of new drugs and shorter all oral regimens, aDSM, decentralization of DR-TB services; TB/HIV collaborative interventions, joint service delivery; LTBI diagnosis, treatment and surveillance; comprehensive laboratory network strengthening, introduction of new (molecular) laboratory techniques and quality assurance systems; epidemiology, prevalence and drug resistance surveys. We do TB surveillance and surveillance systems, epidemiological modeling; mobile and digital health solutions; health systems strengthening, including human resources for health, CME, e-learning and blended learning programs; decentralized financing of integrated TB programming; increasing access for vulnerable groups, including programming to address discrimination and stigma.
In addition, KNCV has in-house wide project management experience. Assignment of an expert on a TA request, will be based on area of competency, experience with the respective geographical area, and availability.
Apart from the experts employed by KNCV The Hague and branch offices, there is a network of affiliated offices and temporary consultants who on a regular basis attend and contribute to KNCV trainings, webinars and workshops, to exchange knowledge and experience and ensure all KNCV TA is based on the latest insights, policies and best practices.
In addition, KNCV has close links with academia and technical organisations with complementary skills around the world.
Purpose, mission and vision
The purpose of KNCV is to contribute to a world free of TB.
Our mission is to end human suffering due to TB through the global elimination of tuberculosis.
Our vision is that KNCV will save lives and accelerate the decline of the TB epidemic through the development and implementation of effective, efficient and sustainable setting specific strategies that combine patient-centeredness with epidemiological impact.
In the medium term, our goal is to reach the targets of the global END TB Strategy and the health related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
In the longer term, KNCV strives for ending TB as a global health problem, in line with the milestones of the global End TB Strategy.