KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation
KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is the principal international non-profit organization that is exclusively dedicated to fighting tuberculosis (TB) worldwide and to strengthening health systems against TB, globally and locally.
KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is an international center of expertise for TB control. KNCV is an organization of passionate TB professionals; this includes doctors, researchers, training experts, nurses and epidemiologists. The head office is in The Hague, the Netherlands. KNCV currently have two regional offices, The Netherlands & Euope and Central Asia and ten country offices and/or representation in Botswana, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Namibia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Uganda and Vietnam.
KNCV aims to stop the spread of the worldwide epidemic of the second ‘killer’ infectious disease and to prevent the further spread of drug-resistant TB. Over the past century KNCV has built up a wealth of knowledge and expertise, initially by pushing back TB successfully in the Netherlands. Since the 1970s KNCV shares the knowledge and expertise with the rest of the world.
KNCV builds on people's own strengths, capacities and sense of responsibility and focus the efforts on enabling and improving the capacity of TB control programs and partners to deal with the TB epidemic.
What KNCV does
KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation facilitates the exchange of knowledge and experience on tuberculosis control with countries and partner organizations.
KNCV builds on peoples’ own strengths, capacities and sense of responsibility and focus the efforts on enabling and improving the capacity of TB control programs and partners to deal with the TB epidemic.
KNCV works closely with many partners, at local, national and global levels, and in countries across Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. KNCV provides a full range of services to national TB control programs, local partners, international organizations and platforms involved in global policy development.
KNCV provides advice on and support for:
> the detection and treatment of TB,
> a programmatic approach to fighting drug-resistant TB,
> strengthening infection control,
> improving laboratory capacity,
> integrating TB control into HIV/AIDS programs,
> strengthening health-care systems,
> focusing on poor and vulnerable groups, and
> mobilizing communities and civil society.
Crucially, KNCV conducts scientific research to provide the evidence base for the interventions and to measure the impact on the TB epidemic.
KNCV constantly monitors and evaluate the activities, outputs and outcomes in order to be able to provide optimal quality of services.See more