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Organization Contact Information

Name: Sindh Private Hospitals and Clinics welfare Association SPHCA
Street 1: PMA House Aga Khan II Road Karachi
Street 2:
City: Karachi
Province: Sindh
Post Code: 74550
Country: Pakistan
Phone: +922312257070
Organization Email:
Web Site:
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Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr.
First Name: Abdul.
Last Name: Ghafoor Shoro
Title: Secretary General
Phone: +923333208353

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr
First Name: M.Ismail
Last Name: Memon
Title: Vice President
Phone: +923332404415

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:
Sindh private Hospitals and Clinics Welfare association ( SPHCA) came into existence in 2011.Registered under the Societies registration act 1860.
Health Profession.

Health profession in Pakistan is passing though very critical time. Doctors, collectively and individually, need to acknowledge that being a doctor means taking responsibility not only for their own practice but for the wider system of which they are part.
Private Doctors are under heavy stress to keep alive their traditional image of medical professionalism.Private Practitioners are facing serious professional challenge in ensuring that the quality of out of hours services are sufficiently high to warrant handing over clinical responsibility of their patients.


To equip our Doctors and Family physicians,SBA's,including LHV's,Midwifes and LHW's with modern and Evidence based knowledge in the field of preventive healthcare, Primary Healthcare ,Medicine & Surgery.
To provide safe and secure Environment for Healthcare providers, Doctors / Private Practitioners and other Health workers .
To recognize the role of Private Healthcare System in Sindh.
To provide Comprehensive health care system to the neglected part of community.
To Strengthen the Preventive as well as primary Health care Services at Community Level.
To address the daily issues of Doctor and patient relationship.
To do better for health care system in Sindh Pakistan.
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Specializations / Areas of Work

Delivery of health services and care
Funding, including innovative and optimized approach to funding TB Care
Provision of drugs, diagnostics and commodities
Research and Development
Technical Assistance

Other Organization Information

Total number of staff in your organization: 6 - 10
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 6 - 10
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 11 - 25
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: 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:
Arranging different CME programs regarding TB awareness, training of GPS,Providing TB drugs and Free Sputum testing facility.

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:
There is dire need of DOTS expansion and enhancement in our country because our political commitment is not according to the need of country we are spending less for this deadly disease,highlighted in the strategic plan for DOTS is the reduction of TB mortality by 50% by 2015, compared with 1990.
To achieve this goal, we need advocacy communication and social mobilization.

Drug-Resistant TB:
Due to sub standard drugs and scarcity of knowledge of healthcare professionals there is a rapidly rise of MDR and XDR. urgent demand for awareness program for Physicians an d strict rules and regulations for quality control Pharma companies.

HIV TB is an other very complicated and difficult to diagnose and treat.

Laboratory Strengthening:
Laboratory strengthening is a very important tool for early diagnosis TB with a low cost and less time,its needed for :
Increase access to quality-assured AFB microscopy with effective external quality assurance (EQA).
Improve the diagnosis of TB among AFB smear-negative TB cases, especially among
people living with HIV.
Increase access to rapid laboratory diagnosis of drug-resistant TB among TB patients
considered at risk of M/XDR-TB

New Diagnostics:
Pakistan is the world’s fourth highest multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) burden country and the fifth highest TB burden country,Drug-resistant tuberculosis is a major challenge not least because patients need to be treated with expensive second-line drugs, which have more severe side-effects than first-line drugs, and take up to 24 months to effect a cure.“Tuberculosis patients with unknown resistance to rifampicin often used to be treated with conventional first-line drugs, which are much less effective when rifampicin resistance is present and whose use may lead to further resistance.The Xpert test narrows down the possibilities, so that we can detect the patients with drug-susceptible tuberculosis and treat them appropriately – these are the vast majority – and quickly identify those with Rifampicin resistance who need additional drugs, including second-line medicines. We are going to provide this facility free of cost for poor patients ,those already with First-line drugs.


Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

Application date: September 3, 2013
Last updated: October 24, 2013