KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation

Vietnam leads the way with SOS Stool Method to diagnose TB

Vietnam is the first country in the world to routinely use an innovative method to diagnose tuberculosis (TB) using stool. The Simple One-Step Stool Method, developed by KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, is implemented in 10 healthcare facilities across the country. ,,This simple and painless test is an important development for diagnosing TB in children under the age of five and people living with HIV. This can save many lives and reduce suffering”, says Prof. Dr. Nguyen Viet Nhung, Director of the National Lung Hospital and Head of the Vietnam National Tuberculosis Control Program (NTP).  

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Publication: Results of the acceptability and feasibility study of the BPaL regimen

TB Alliance and KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation published a study in BMC Public Health, focused on collecting stakeholder views (in Nigeria, Indonesia, and Kyrgyzstan) regarding the acceptability, feasibility, and likelihood of stakeholders implementing the BPaL regimen. BPal is a three-drug, 6-month, all-oral regimen composed of bedaquiline, pretomanid and linezolid for the treatment of highly drug-resistant forms of TB.

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KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation: Vacant position

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is currently recruiting a Global Fund TB Advisor for the Swaziland National TB Control Program. The deadline for applications is 14 February 2016.

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