Ineke Spruijt

TB consultant and epidemiologist

Ineke Spruijt started as a PhD candidate with KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation in december 2015 (expected PhD graduation late 2020). As a PhD candidate, she studied the implementation of latent tuberculosis infection screening and treatment among high-TB-risk migrant populations in the Netherlands. Ineke now is a TB consultant and epidemiologist with KNCV.

After obtaining her Bachelor and Master’s degree in Health Sciences (specialisation Infectious Diseases and Public Health), Ineke started as a Junior Researcher/Data Manager at the National Institute for Public Health and Environment in the Netherlands.

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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