Jerod Scholten

Senior TB general consultant

Jerod Scholten started humanitarian work in the Peace Corps. He is trained as an Epidemiologist and has worked in TB control for over 25 years in the USA, Africa, Europe and Asia, including the New York City Department of Health and the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe.

As of 2007, Jerod is a Senior TB Technical Consultant for the KNCV. He works as a senior expert on global and country-specific technical areas in TB control in diverse settings with an emphasis on surveillance, monitoring and evaluation, epidemiologic assessments, TB infection prevention and control, TB/HIV, diagnostic capacity building, programmatic management of TB preventive treatment, programmatic management of drug-resistant TB, strategic planning (including people-centered approach), operational research, zoonotic tuberculosis, policy development and proposal writing (including Global Fund). He was the lead writer of the TB CARE I Practical Handbook for National TB Laboratory Strategic Plan Development (endorsed by the Global Laboratory Initiative). He successfully supported a national drug resistance survey in Zimbabwe. Under Challenge TB, he was the technical focal point for Nigeria and Tanzania.

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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