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Our agenda

  • 46th Union World Conference on Lung Health

    Wednesday 2 December 2015

    46th Union World Conference on Lung Health 2-6 December 2015

    Organized by: IUATLD

    Location: Cape Town, South Africa

  • Panel debate: From Innovation to Impact

    Tuesday 26 January 2016

    Panel debate: From Innovation to Impact On January 26, KIT and KNCV will host the panel debate ‘From Innovation to Impact’. Guest speakers include Mr. Hans Rosling and Mr. Bill Gates.

  • ‘HEALTH FOR SALE’

    Friday 5 February 2016

    ‘HEALTH FOR SALE’ Dutch Leadership on Access to Affordable Medicines and Innovation

  • International training on TB drug management and quantification.

    Monday 8 February 2016

    International training on TB drug management and quantification. TB Drug Management and Quantification
    The Centrer of Excellence(CoE) on Programmatic Management of Drug resistant TB(PMDT), Rwanda is organizing a training.....

  • TSRU Meeting 2016

    Monday 4 April 2016

    TSRU Meeting 2016 The 41th meeting of the Tuberculosis Surveillance and Research Unit (TSRU 2016) will be held from Monday 4 to Wednesday 6 April in London, United Kingdom.

  • Union Conference of the European Region

    Wednesday 22 June 2016

    Union Conference of the European Region 7th Union Conference on Lung Health of the European Region, 22-24 June 2016, Bratislava, Slovakia. KNCV will contribute to several symposia.

  • UNION World Conference, Liverpool 2016

    Wednesday 26 October 2016

    UNION World Conference, Liverpool 2016 At the Union World Conference 2016 “Confronting resistance: fundamentals to innovations” KNCV experts will present at, contribute to, or chair the sessions on the following topics (and more):

  • TSRU Meeting 2017

    Wednesday 29 March 2017

    TSRU Meeting 2017 The 42nd meeting of the Tuberculosis Surveillance and Research Unit (TSRU 2017) will be held from Wednesday 29 March – Friday 31 March 2017

  • Wolfheze Workshops 2017

    Wednesday 31 May 2017

    Wolfheze Workshops 2017 31 May till 2 June
    Theme: ‘REACHING OUT - To find, treat and cure more tuberculosis patients and address their co-morbidities’

  • Moscow Seminar “The global challenge of drug resistant Tuberculosis”

    Thursday 21 September 2017

    Moscow Seminar “The global challenge of drug resistant Tuberculosis” With the seminar “The Global challenge of drug resistant Tuberculosis TB” hosted at the Netherlands Embassy in Moscow, KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, the Netherlands and Russian Federation Ministries of Health and WHO aim to contribute to the success of the first WHO Global Ministerial Conference ‘Ending TB in the Sustainable

  • 48th Union World Conference on Lung Health

    Saturday 14 October 2017

    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.

  • WHO Global Ministerial Conference Ending tuberculosis in the SDG era: A multisectoral response

    Thursday 16 November 2017

    WHO Global Ministerial Conference Ending tuberculosis in the SDG era: A multisectoral response Ministers, leaders of UN organizations, NGOs, civil society, academia and the corporate sector, will gather in Moscow on 16-17 November 2017 at the first WHO Global Ministerial Conference to end tuberculosis (TB).

  • First Global Health Café

    Monday 20 November 2017

    First Global Health Café On Monday 20 November 2017 the first of a series of four Global Health café debates will be held at the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) in Amsterdam.

  • TSRU 2018

    Tuesday 24 April 2018

    TSRU 2018 The main objective of the TSRU is to host a forum to discuss tuberculosis (TB) epidemiology relevant to TB control and surveillance. Planned, ongoing or finalized research projects in various countries are presented in an annual meeting.

  • Aids 2018

    Monday 23 July 2018

    Aids 2018 The International AIDS Conference is the largest conference on any global health or development issue in the world.

  • The 49th Union World Conference on Lung Health in The Hague, Netherlands

    Wednesday 24 October 2018

    The 49th Union World Conference on Lung Health in The Hague, Netherlands The 49th Union World Conference on Lung Health in The Hague, Netherlands, will bring together researchers, global advocates, scientists, healthcare professionals, students and community members working on all aspects of lung health.

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.