• 08/05/2020

    Martin Boeree has been appointed professor

    Effective 1 April 2020, Martin Boeree has been appointed professor of Clinical Tuberculosis and other Mycobacterial Diseases at Radboud University/Radboud…

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  • 01/05/2020

    Dr. Mustapha Gidado becomes acting interim Executive Director of KNCV

    We are very pleased to announce that from 1 May 2020 onwards, Dr. Mustapha Gidado is acting as interim Executive…

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  • 26/03/2020

    Professor John Murray remembered

    We received the sad news that KNCV’s friend and Union hero Professor John Murray passed away of acute respiratory failure…

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  • 24/03/2020

    World TB Day: Together we fight TB and the Coronavirus

    Today – on World TB Day – KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation (KNCV) sends a special message of support to everyone worldwide…

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  • 20/02/2020

    Kitty van Weezenbeek appointed as WHO Director Surveillance, Prevention and Control of AMR

    As of 1 May 2020, the current director of KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, Kitty van Weezenbeek, will be appointed Director Surveillance,…

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  • 20/02/2020

    PDPs show the value of purpose driven R&D

    KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation looks back at a stimulating dialogue and sharing of good practices during the Product Development Partnerships (PDPs)…

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  • 14/02/2020

    Exhibition TB Photovoices: We conquer TB and TB stigma

    KNCV presents the TB Photovoices exhibition ‘We conquer TB and TB stigma’. This exhibition can be seen in the Atrium…

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  • 28/01/2020

    SOS Stool method brings Xpert TB diagnosis closer to children

    Using stool samples to diagnose TB in children with Xpert is now recommended by the WHO. KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is…

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  • 28/01/2020

    The story of Issayas

    On the outskirts of Addis Ababa in Ethiopia, toddler Issayas lives with his father and mother in a small weathered…

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  • 22/01/2020

    ASCENT announcement: Request for proposal

    The ASCENT project announces a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Provision of hosting services for the ASCENT Digital Adherence Platform.

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  • 13/01/2020

    ASCENT procurement announcement: Requests for quotation

    The ASCENT project has two requests for quotation (RFQ’s): 1. For printing of cardstock medication sleeves. 2. To facilitate incoming…

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  • 13/01/2020

    Resistant forms of TB: more patient-friendly treatment

    People suffering from resistant forms of tuberculosis (TB) can now be cured by more patient-friendly treatments. The World Health Organization…

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  • 12/01/2020

    TB Stigma Reduction Symposium

    INVITATION: Stigma and discrimination are recognized as some of the most commonly identified barriers to fight the Tuberculosis (TB) epidemic.

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  • 12/01/2020

    The story of Abdurahim

    Four-year-old Abdurahim from Kyrgyzstan is so small he looks half that age. He had spinal and intra-thoracic lymph node tuberculosis…

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  • 12/12/2019

    Start of a new era in fight against drug resistant TB

    WHO released a rapid communication on the treatment of drug resistant (DR) and extensively drug resistant (XDR) tuberculosis (TB). This…

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KNCV has been fighting TB since its establishment in 1903. Over the past 117 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.

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