Kristian van Kalmthout
Kristian van Kalmthout is a Digital Health Consultant at KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation. In 2011 he graduated Maastricht University with a master degree in Global Health and wrote his thesis on how to leverage internet and mobile phones to improve volunteer coordination and disaster response in Kenya. He gained work experience in the use of information and communication technology (ICT) in various settings such as health programs, hospitals, and internet companies.
In 2015, he joined KNCV as Young Professional and was given the opportunity to develop a broad professional basis in TB control through intensive training in The Hague coupled with an international field assessment of 2,5 months in Bangladesh.
As part of the Digital Health Solutions team, he currently supports the implementation of digital health solutions in focus countries and help to create pathways for acceleration of applying digital health in projects and programs. His main areas of interest and expertise are in the use of TB diagnostic connectivity solutions and digital treatment adherence technologies. Kristian van Kalmthout is a member of the WHO Global Task Force on digital health for TB and the Global Laboratory Initiative (GLI) Diagnostic Connectivity Task Force.