As part of the effort to avail simplified TB diagnostic methods for children, KNCV developed the Simple One-Step technique which utilizes simplified stool testing methods using Xpert/ MTB/RIF assays. To further optimize the approach, KNCV in collaboration with the Ethiopian Public Health Initiative (EPHI), started implementation of the PODTEC Painless Optimized Diagnosis of Tuberculosis in Ethiopian Children) project whose objectives are three-fold:

  • Optimize the KNCV SOS method through a series of experiments using stool samples from confirmed samples
  • Enhance specimen transport systems from remote areas by using electronic notification system
  • Demonstrate the impact of these interventions under small-scale implementation condition in areas with limited access to TB services

Country: Ethiopia

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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Tuberculosis is still one of the major causes of preventable death in the world and claims over 4000 lives a day, leading to over 1,5 million deaths a year.

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