Tuberculosis prevalence surveys


The World Health Organization requested selected countries to perform national tuberculosis prevalence surveys, as a tool to improve estimates required for the evaluation of the Millennium Development Goals. KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation (the Netherlands) was one of the Technical Assistance partners that provided expertise and support to countries, including Bangladesh and Tanzania.

In addition to prevalence of disease, the surveys emphasized research into health seeking behaviour.

Funding: Directorate General International Cooperation (DGIS), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands (through unrestricted contribution towards Technical Assistance by KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation)

Project partners: KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, the Netherlands; NTP Bangladesh; ICDDRB, Bangladesh; NTLP Tanzania; National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR), Tanzania

Timing: 2006 - 2015

Frank van Leth
Associate Professor, Head section International Health