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  • Unique initiative with private practitioners against MDR-TB in India

    Saturday 17 October

      Private practitioners central to unique partnership against drug-resistant TB in Chennai, India. The fight for a TB-free India continues to gain ground with the launch of an innovative project […]

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  • WHO consultation with NGOs and other CSOs

    Wednesday 16 September

    The Global TB Programme is pleased to inform of an upcoming global consultation that the World Health Organization is organizing with nongovernmental organizations and other civil society organizations on 11 […]

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  • Effect of Introducing Xpert MTB/RIF in Kazakhstan

    Wednesday 16 September

    A pilot study was conducted in Kazakhstan to assess the effects of introducing the Xpert MTB/RIF (Xpert) diagnostic test to detect tuberculosis (TB) and rifampicin resistant TB among individuals at […]

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  • Expert exchange between Greece and the Netherlands

    Wednesday 16 September

    Comparing TB Control in Greece and the Netherlands: an exchange full of surprises. In early 2015, Katerina Manika, lecturer in pulmonology at the Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, Greece, visited the […]

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  • KNCV Symposium 24 September

    Wednesday 16 September

    On Thursday, September 24, 2015, at its Annual Symposium ‘Innovation is everything’, KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation presented the White Paper ‘Dutch Research for global TB elimination. Few people are aware that […]

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  • Taking stock: a blog by Nick Blok

    Wednesday 3 June

    After three months, with 72 interviews in 5 provinces, 10 districts and 11 communes, it is time to take stock of my experience in Vietnam. Generally speaking, I am impressed […]

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  • Interview with Agnes Gebhard on Case finding and DOT in Vietnam.

    Tuesday 11 November

    During the recent Union World Conference on Lung Health 2014 USAID’s CAP-TB interviewed Agnes Gebhard on “Case finding and DOT in Vietnam”. View video on the CAP-TB website. In the video Dr. […]

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  • Maarten van Cleeff receives Karel Styblo Award

    Wednesday 29 October

    At the Opening Ceremony of the 45th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Barcelona, Maarten van Cleeff (MD, MSc, PhD) has been presented with the Karel Styblo Public Health Prize. […]

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  • KNCV awarded USAID flagship Challenge TB program

    Thursday 9 October

    KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation (KNCV) will be the prime partner for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in their new five year program ‘Challenge TB’. In the next five […]

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  • Academic thesis: Molecular epidemiology of tuberculosis in Vietnam

    Tuesday 28 January

    On 3 February 2014 Vietnamese microbiologist Mai Nguyet Thu Huyen will defend her PhD thesis entitled “Molecular epidemiology of tuberculosis in Vietnam” at the Radboud University in Nijmegen, Netherlands. Her […]

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  • EU approves urgently-needed new TB medicine

    Saturday 23 November

    Important advance in the battle against drug-resistant tuberculosis On Friday, delamanid, a new anti-TB drug developed by the Japanese Otsuka company was approved for use in Europe. The Committee for […]

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