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Organization Contact Information

Name: Development & Empowerment Society (DES)
Street 1: Plot # A-21, GMB Colony Near Sonari Bank, Qasimabad, Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan
Street 2:
City: Hyderabad
Province: Sindh
Post Code: 71000
Country: Pakistan
Phone: +92-22-2720709
Organization Email:
Web Site:
Other Online Presence:

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: Imran
Last Name: Soomro
Title: Chief Executive Officer
Phone: +92-0333-7189154

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: Sadaqat
Last Name: Ali
Title: Director Programs
Phone: +92-0333-71591428

General Information

Board Constituency: None
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
If yes, please enter your registration number: 1194
Organization Type - Primary: Non-Governmental Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: Other Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
Organization Description:
1. Development & Empowerment Society (DES) is an independent registered non-government and nonprofit civil society organization. Prime motto of DES is capacity building and services delivery to the deprived and marginalized people of the society.

In 2015 a group of educated, dynamic and like-minded youth working in the development sector, got together to establish an organization, for addressing the most urgent and pressing needs of the peoples. True to this spirit the organization was named Development & Empowerment Society.
Considering their association with the development sector the group was conscious of the overabundance of problems troubling the development. Consequently, the organization’s focus was not kept limited either in terms of geography or sector. DES has been carrying a range of interventions in the areas of education, health & hygiene, youth & women empowerment, emergency response & preparedness, governance, free legal aid, human rights, etc.
The type of activities undertaken by the organization range from capacity building to service delivery, with focus remaining on the deprived and marginalized segments of the society. Whereas in terms of operations what characterizes DES’s functioning are its efforts to (a) enlist involvement of the locals when initiating activities at the grass root level; and (b) mobilize women for bringing peace, tolerance, and development in society.

2. Pakistan, with 179.2 million people [3], is ranked fifth among the twenty-two countries that are extremely burdened by TB and accounts for 63% of the TB cases in the Eastern Mediterranean Region [4]. Moreover, the National TB Control Program (NTP) [5] estimates that approximately 413,450 TB cases (all types) occur in Pakistan every year, with an incidence of 231/100,000 people. According to the NTP [5], the prevalence of TB in Pakistan is 630,000 cases (at 364/100,000 people), with mortality rates in the range of 60,000 (34/100,000 people). TB cases in different provinces of Pakistan are documented via not
Do you know about the UNHLM declaration: Yes

Specializations / Areas of Work

Civil Society and Community Engagement
Delivery of health services and care
Working on Community, Rights and Gender (CRG)
Working on Key Populations related to TB

Other Organization Information

Total number of staff in your organization: 11 - 25
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 0
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 6 - 10
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 26 - 50
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Other partners
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: Network with other partners
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:
DES Pakistan aims at social mobilization for the eradication of TB in Pakistan. DES Pakistan is closely following SDGs 2030 and wishes to have plan of action for Pakistan in accordance with SDGs 2030

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:
The campaigns will be launched at provincial, district, Taluka and UC level. The Working Group will plan for organizing an events including awareness raising events, capacity building sessions, stakeholders meetings, lobbying & Advocacy actions, at all level in which all the stakeholders including Health Departments, nearby health units, centers and Hospitals, Media, political parties, writers and intellectual forums, CSOs and other professional bodies will be invited to participate in these events. The same type of events will also be organized at district level to orient the relevant stakeholders about the scope and importance of the campaigns.


Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

Application date: December 23, 2019
Last updated: December 23, 2019