Kitty van Weezenbeek, MD, PhD, MPH
Kitty van Weezenbeek is Executive Director of KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation. She started her career as a provincial tuberculosis (TB) officer in the Netherlands. Her 34–year ‘TB career’ is characterized by a mix of different TB-related national and international positions, including leading positions at the World Health Organization (WHO) headquarters in Geneva, and the WHO Western Pacific Regional Office.
During her career she held chair positions of several influential global working groups such as the Global Green Light Committee and the global Stop TB Partnership Working Group on multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. Kitty delivered technical assistance to more than 25 countries worldwide and contributed to more than 40 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Over the years she has served on various expert panels and global guideline committees. In her capacity as Executive Director, she combines managerial and technical responsibilities.