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Organization Contact Information

Name: The Britain Nepal Medical Trust
Street 1: Lazimpat
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City: Kathmandu
Post Code:
Country: Nepal
Phone: 01-4436434/01-4428240
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Web Site:
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Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Ms.
First Name: Shobhana
Last Name: Gurung Pradhan
Title: Director

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Ms.
First Name: Gay
Last Name: Peck
Phone: 01-732-360284

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:
BNMT aims to assist the people of Nepal to improve their health through the realization of their health rights. With one of its major objective to assist Nepal Tuberculosis Center to eradicate infectious TB, BNMT is actively implementing its innovative approaches for control of TB in Nepal.
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Specializations / Areas of Work

Delivery of health services and care
Research and Development

Other Organization Information

Total number of staff in your organization: 51 - 99
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 11 - 25
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 6 - 10
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Stop TB communications
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: Nepal
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:
The Britain Nepal Medical Trust (BNMT) established as British charity in 1967 to assist the people of Nepal to improve their health through supporting sustainable health service delivery, capacity building and people's empowerment. Since its inception, it has been working with the National Tuberculosis Centre (NTC), Nepal to fight against Tuberculosis (TB) within the framework of National Tuberculosis Programme (NTP). It has played a pioneer role in establishing the National TB Programme and is actively supporting the NTC in achieving the NTP goal and objectives by implementing prevention and control programmes.

Vision, Mission, Purposes and Approach of BNMT

To improve health and wellbeing of Nepali people is the vision and working together with stakeholders in ensuring equity and access to quality health service and better livelihood options for disadvantaged people is the mission of the BNMT. Its purposes are:

1. To enhance the capacity and expedite the institutional strengthening process of the health service providers including government and non governmental organizations at all levels.
2. To contribute in empowerment of people at the community level in ensuring access to information, access & control over the locally available resources and their participation in all decision making process by organizing and developing assertiveness.

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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:

New Diagnostics:
BNMT adopted new diagnostic approaches to increase TB case finding rate. Contact tracing of social contacts of TB patients have proved its effectiveness in detection of hidden TB cases from communities. In addition, the mobile microscopy camps organised in rural settings increased access and utilization of the available diagnostic facilities under National Tuberculosis Program. About 40% of the cases reported in such microscopy camps reported scanty positive results. It indicated success of BNMT in early detection of TB infection which would otherwise act as major source of TB transmission to healthy population. Besides this, all of the TB positive cases detected by BNMT were enrolled for treatment through DOTS under the national tuberculosis program. BNMT have been working to meet the global plan targets through its innovative approaches.


Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

Application date: April 29, 2013
Last updated: March 20, 2015