Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 08:00 to 09:15
The Hague

Wolfheze Workshops 2013

Progress of Implementation of Concerted Action Plans to Prevent and Combat M/XDR- TB

12th WHO National TB Programme Managers’ Meeting and 16th Wolfheze Workshops
Jointly organized by the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe (WHO/Europe), the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation

29 May – 31 May 2013, The Hague, the Netherlands

The Wolfheze Workshops 2013 aim to strengthen tuberculosis (TB) control in the WHO European Region, with emphasis on sharing experiences and discussing progress and plans for development of Region specific guidance documents based on consensus-building approach. The tradition of the Wolfheze movement dates back to 1990 where the first Regional meeting on TB control was organized in Wolfheze village in the Netherlands. The workshops provide a platform for national TB programme managers, health authorities, laboratory experts, national TB surveillance correspondents, civil society organizations and other partners to discuss achievements, challenges and way forward.

The programme of the workshops focuses on the progress made following the Berlin Declaration in 2007, the launch of the ECDC Framework for Action Plan in 2009 and the Consolidated Action Plan to Prevent and Combat multidrug- and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (M/XDR-TB) in WHO European Region in 2011. In addition, the event will cover measures to improve laboratory network, patient management and innovative models of care, enhanced case-finding within high risk settings, extra pulmonary TB, TB among vulnerable population including migrants and prisoners, childhood TB and the role of civic society.

The Wolfheze Workshops 2013 will be organized in conjunction and parallel with the Joint ECDC/WHO European Tuberculosis Surveillance Network annual meeting from 28-29 May 2013 (by invitation only) and the ECDC coordinated European Reference Laboratory Network for Tuberculosis (ERLN-TB) annual meeting from 29-31 May 2013 (by invitation only).

The detailed programme and registration forms will be sent in early 2013. For further queries, please contact
• WHO NTP managers meeting and Wolfheze Workshops: and
• ECDC/WHO Europe surveillance meeting: and
• ERLN-TB annual meeting: