Outgoing Minister Edith Schippers of Health, Welfare and Sport announced on September 12, 2017 that the international Union World Conference on Lung Health will be held in the Netherlands from 24 to 27 October 2018.
KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation and the municipality of The Hague facilitate this world congress. Many people in the Netherlands think that tuberculosis no longer exists. However, it is still the most deadly infectious disease in the world, nearly 5,000 people die of this disease every day. Unnecessary because TB can be treated. As in the Netherlands, all TB patients should be treated properly. In order to achieve that, Dutch expertise and innovation is being used worldwide.