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Name: KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation
Street 1: Parkstraat 17
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City: The Hague
Post Code: 2514 JD
Country: Netherlands
Phone: 31704167227
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Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Ms.
First Name: Kitty
Last Name: Van Weezenbeek
Title: Executive Director
Phone: +31-70-4167222

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Ms.
First Name: Fenneke
Last Name: Pak
Title: Head Region Africa
Phone: +31-70-4167222

General Information

Board Constituency: Technical agencies
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
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Organization Type - Primary: Non-Governmental Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: Other Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
Organization Description:
KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is the principal international non-profit organizations 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. Over the past century KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation has built up a wealth of knowledge and expertise, initially by succesfully driving back TB in the Netherlands. Since the 1970s the organizations also shares its knowledge and expertise with the rest of the world.

The activities of the organization include policy development, technical assistance, human resource development and research.

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation's vision is: A world free of tuberculosis.

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation's mission is: The global elimination of TB through the development and implementation of effective, efficient and sustainable TB control strategies.
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Specializations / Areas of Work

Delivery of health services and care
Funding, including innovative and optimized approach to funding TB Care
Research and Development
Technical Assistance

Other Organization Information

Total number of staff in your organization: 100 +
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 51 - 99
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 51 - 99
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 0
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Involvement in TB control provision
If you were informed or referred by another partner of the Stop TB Partnership please tell us who:
Why do you wish join the Stop TB Partnership: Other (please explain)
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: No
Are you in contact with your national TB programme: Yes
Please tell us how your organization is contributing to your country's national TB control plan:
In 2008 the Dutch National Institute of Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) and KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation started discussing division of national TB control tasks between the two institutions. The Executive Boards took a decision of intend to transfer certain to be defined surveillance tasks to CIb, while other tasks will remain with KNCV, such as guideline development, coordination and technical advice. This is because of KNCV’s unique position as a knowledge and expertise centre for tuberculosis in the Netherlands. National stakeholders, such as the Municipal Health Services (GGDs), GGD Nederland, the Dutch Ministry Of Health, NVALT, Associations of TB doctors and TB nurses, were informed about this decision.

KNCV has been responsible for the Dutch TB surveillance for about two decades. With the establishment of CIb in 2005 most infectious disease surveillance was transferred to CIb, as formal governmental institution responsible for this. Until now TB surveillance was still implemented by KNCV, on CIb’s request, because of its unique expertise on TB surveillance in The Netherlands.


Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Netherlands
Which countries do you do operate in:
(This includes countries you are conducting activities in)
South Africa
South Sudan
United Republic of Tanzania
Viet Nam


Please tell us how your organization will contribute to the Global Plan to Stop TB by briefly describing its involvement in any of the areas of work listed below:

TB Care Delivery:
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Drug-Resistant TB:
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Laboratory Strengthening:
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New Diagnostics:
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New TB Vaccines:
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Fundamental Research:
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Declaration of interests:
No conflict of interest

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Last updated: July 28, 2014