Report of the joint WHO and ECDC programme review of the national TB control programme in the Netherlands




At the request of the Centre for Infectious Disease Control of the National Institute of Public Health and the Environment and the KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, the WHO Regional Office for Europe and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control conducted a review of the national TB prevention and control strategies and activities of the Netherlands. The particular focus was on reviewing the progress made in implementing the recommendations of the previous international review in 2008, advising on the scale and quality of laboratory TB services, reviewing and advising on the human resource component of the TB public health services and on screening and contact investigation policies and practices, including those for migrants. The review produced specific recommendations that will enable relevant country stakeholders to further improve current TB prevention and control strategies and interventions.