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Name: Provincial TB Control Program (PTP) Punjab Pakistan
Street 1: Office of DG Health Punjab
Street 2: 24 Cooper Road
City: Lahore
Province: Punjab
Post Code: 54000
Country: Pakistan
Phone: 924299203799;924299203798
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Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr
First Name: Darakshan
Last Name: Badar
Title: Program Manager
Phone: 923004210550

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr
First Name: Muhammad
Last Name: Naeem
Title: Director
Phone: 923009431630

General Information

Board Constituency: Countries
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
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Organization Type - Primary: Governmental Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: None
Organization Description:
Provincal TB Control Program(PTP)has been initiated since 2001 for the control of TB in the most thickly populated Province of Pakistan(90 M in 36 districts). It gets its policy directions from tthe National TB control Program.It is based in the Director General Health Office under direct Supervision of the Director General Health who is inturn supervised by the Secretary, Department of Health Punjab.
PTP is a Government Organization and is committed to implent Stop TB strategy in the province. It has an incidence of 231/100000 All Type and 97/100000 NSS Pos cases.CDR All Type in 2011 79% and CDR NSS Pos 715for 2011 SCR 92% TSR 92 % DR 4%
A strategic 5 yr plan has been prepared for the Province. Annual, Quarterlyb and monthly planning is conducted regularly.
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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: 100 +
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:
56% of the pakistans population is residing in the Province of Punjab, Therefore Punjab bears 56% of the case load. The TB control activities are spread in all 36 districts throughoutb the Province.

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:
ACSM activities are being implemented in the 36 districts of the Punjab through Global Fund and Provincial budgets and through the Reach Project for the 32 prisons of the Province. The activities include Journalists training, Community coalations, community gatherings, IPC trainings and Quality Assurrance workshop

Drug-Resistant TB:
A Drug resistance TB Program has been launched in the Province through GF Round 6 and 9. In the first phase 5 Hospitals are providing treatment and 2 Labs have been upgraded to BSL level 2 and 1 to BSL level 3. 326 Patients have been provided treatment along with social support todate.

Five sentinal sites have been established with infra structure for detecting TB in HIV pts and HIV in TB patients. Treatment is immediatly provided by the 2 Programs. Regular Meetings are conducted by the Program to review the Quarterly data and resolve issues for smooth functioning.

Laboratory Strengthening:
A network of 530 periphral,36 Intermediate and 2 Reference Labs have been established in the Public sector in the Province. With the initiative of PPM in Pakistan and in the province Private sector Labs have also been included in this network. HR is trained and data varified in quarterly surviellance meetings. Regular EQA activity is conducted and the Labs are monitored by the Technical and manegerial experts from National and International Level.

Operational Research is conducted through the research cell of the Program, presented in the IUATLD and published in the journals.


Declaration of interests:
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Last updated: October 17, 2012