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Organization Contact Information

Name: Association for Social Development
Street 1: House No 12
Street 2: Street 48, Sector F-7/4
City: Islamabad
Province: Federal
Post Code: 44000
Country: Pakistan
Phone: 92-51-2611231-3
Organization Email:
Web Site:
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Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr
First Name: Maqsood
Last Name: Ahmad
Title: Executive Research and Development
Phone: 92-51-2611231-3

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr
First Name: Nayyar Ghias
Last Name: Khokar
Title: Central Coordinator HDL-MDR
Phone: 92-423-5841011

General Information

Board Constituency: Developing Country NGO
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
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Organization Type - Primary: Non-Governmental Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: Other Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
Organization Description:
“ Improve the quality and efficiency of public and private sector health care systems in a developing country”

The Association for Social Development(ASD) is a non profit organization, non-political professional organization established in 1995. The Association works primarily to improve the quality and efficiency of public and private sector health care systems in a developing country context.

The objectives are to:
- Foster scientific development and education in the fields of health services and public health programme, environment and community development.
- Design, plan and conduct research to identify effective and feasible strategies for health care systems within low resource situations
- Get the research into policy and practice by developing guidelines, tools, training materials for managers and care providers.
- Technical support to government and other agencies for designing, planning, implementing and evaluating the health care programmes and projects
- Develop and disseminate model of collaboration between public and private sector agencies.

The Association has so far focused mainly on four closely related core health programme i.e Tuberculosis, Malaria, Sexual & Reproductive Health, and Nutrition. Related to each of these four programmes the Association offer services in a broad range of cross-cutting areas.

i. Project Conception, Development and Implementation

- Initial concept development
- Project appraisal and planning
- Project management
- Monitoring and evaluation
- Facilitation of workshops and conferences
- Short and long term consultancy

ii. Health Programme and Services

- Infectious disease control
- Reproductive and child health
- Quality primary health care
- Strengthened health care delivery systems

iii. Research and Development

- Design and conduct research projects
- Getting research into policy practice
- Institutional capacity building
- Development of guidelines and training packages for managers and care pr
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Specializations / Areas of Work

Delivery of health services and care
Provision of drugs, diagnostics and commodities
Research and Development
Technical Assistance

Other Organization Information

Total number of staff in your organization: 100 +
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 100 +
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 0
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 0
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Involvement in TB control provision
If you were informed or referred by another partner of the Stop TB Partnership please tell us who:
Why do you wish join the Stop TB Partnership: Involvement in Stop TB Working Groups
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: Pakistan
Are you in contact with your national TB programme: Yes
Please tell us how your organization is contributing to your country's national TB control plan:
1. Strategic planning
2. Development of technical and operational guidelines and training matrerials
3. Assistance to TB program for public and private sector implementation
4. Operational Research

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Pakistan
Which countries do you do operate in:
(This includes countries you are conducting activities in)


Please tell us how your organization will contribute to the Global Plan to Stop TB by briefly describing its involvement in any of the areas of work listed below:

TB Care Delivery:
Support to public sector for DOTS implementation-continuing
Public private partnership for TB DOTS-continuing

Drug-Resistant TB:
Development of operational guidelines- July 2011 to December 2011

Randomized Controlled Trial on managing MDR TB - July 2011 to December 2016


Declaration of interests:
we declare that there is no interest that could constitute a real, potential, or apparent conflict of interest with respect to the Global Partnership to Stop TB.

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Last updated: September 8, 2011