• 08/03/2021

    Iddirs in Ethiopia help diagnose tuberculosis in children

    In Ethiopia, female self-help associations, called “Iddirs”, help diagnose tuberculosis (TB) in children. These women receive training in which they…

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  • 01/02/2021

    Tell the Netherlands to invest in healthcare worldwide

    It’s become clear to everyone now; diseases know no borders. COVID-19 has shaken the whole world up about the importance…

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  • 22/01/2021

    Tajikistan’s tuberculosis patients receive groundbreaking new treatment

    Tajikistan is the first country in Central Asia to provide people with tuberculosis (TB)  access to  the groundbreaking new BPaL…

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  • 21/01/2021

    TB expert Max Meis: “My career is characterized by pandemics”

    After 11 years at KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, Dutch TB expert Max Meis (66) is closing the virtual office door behind…

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  • 13/01/2021

    How digital technologies can empower patients to succeed in TB treatment

    The run-in phase of the ASCENT project has started, enrolling TB patients on digital adherence technologies in the Philippines…

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  • 15/12/2020

    Fear of TB infection can lead to stigma

    The recent research ‘Knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and stigma related to latent tuberculosis infection: a qualitative study among Eritreans in the…

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  • 23/11/2020

    New treatment offers hope for XDR-TB patient Hanna

    Hanna from Ukraine is one of the first TB patients in the world to be treated with a new, groundbreaking…

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  • 23/11/2020

    Ukraine TB patients first to receive groundbreaking new drug regimen

    Ukraine is the first country in the world to provide tuberculosis (TB) patients with the groundbreaking new BPaL treatment in…

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  • 12/11/2020

    Smart medication container included in GDF product catalog

    Stop TB Partnership’s Global Drug Facility (GDF) and the Unitaid-funded Adherence Support Coalition to End TB (ASCENT project) announce the…

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  • 27/10/2020

    Programme: KNCV at the Union World Conference

    Wednesday, 21 Oct 2020   10:00 – 11:00: Person-centred care: the advantages and challenges Online/virtual, E-posters KNCV speakers:…

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  • 27/10/2020

    ASCENT project launches new website

    The Unitaid-funded ASCENT (Adherence Support Coalition to End TB) project has launched its official website: https://www.digitaladherence.org/…

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  • 21/10/2020

    KNCV implementing partner for new LIFT-TB initiative

    KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is one of the implementing partners of the LIFT-TB initiative of TB Alliance,…

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  • 19/10/2020

    Riziki: “I encourage any TB patient to use 99DOTS if they can”

    The KNCV-led and Stop TB Partnership funded TB REACH project in Tanzania introduced 99DOTS (medication sleeves) as a Digital…

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  • 02/10/2020

    WoW trucks: revolutionary TB and COVID-19 testing in Nigeria

    KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation (KNCV) Nigeria contributes in a revolutionary way to the fight against tuberculosis (TB) and COVID-19. Recently the…

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  • 02/10/2020

    Behind the mask: working on the WoW-truck

    Chimezie Dimkpa, the KNCV Nigeria ACF (Active Case Finding) radiographer onboard the WoW truck shares his experience working with patients…

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