The Royal Dutch Tuberculosis Association (Koninklijke Nederlandse Centrale Vereniging tot bestrijding der Tuberculose (KNCV)) was founded in 1903. Since then various interventions against tuberculosis have been introduced on the basis of medical and technological opportunities and in response to the epidemiological situation. The introduction of effective drugs during the 1940s and 1950s was by far the most important development and led to a sharp decline in the annual rate of infection and to the disappearance of tuberculosis as a common disease. Following the appointment of the independent National Policy Committee for Tuberculosis Control, Royal Dutch Tuberculosis Association could concentrate on its innovating tasks: the development of new interventions based on epidemiological data and scientific research.
|Translated title of the contribution||Royal Dutch Tuberculosis Association celebrates its centenary|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Nederlands tijdschrift voor geneeskunde|
|State||Published - Sep 20 2003|
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