Africa CDC, KNCV sign MoU to promote prevention, control of TB
Addis Ababa, March 23, 2023 (FBC) – The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) and the KNCV TB Plus (KNCV) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at establishing a cooperation framework to support their shared goals to promote prevention and control of tuberculosis (TB) and other infectious diseases on the African continent.
It was stated that through the signed MoU, the Africa CDC and KNCV expressed their commitment towards ensuring closer collaboration between the two institutions to achieve their common objectives.
The scope of the MoU is aligned with the Africa CDC’s New Public Health Order and proposes to support AU Member States in health systems strengthening, workforce development, sustainable and innovative prevention and control interventions and technologies for TB and other infectious diseases, Africa CDC added.
Africa CDC and KNCV will cooperate in implementing a work plan of joint activities within the above mentioned themes, African CDC has stated. ]
Based in the Netherlands, KNCV is a global non-profit organization which has the mission to save lives and end human suffering through the promotion of health and the global elimination of tuberculosis, African CDC has indicated.
It was learned that KNCV brings over 120 years of experience and expertise in fighting TB in collaboration with Ministries of Health and partners.
World Tuberculosis Day will be commemorated tomorrow under the theme “Yes! We Can End TB” concerted efforts are under way to eradicate the disease which affects one-quarter of the world’s population.