Support to NTP

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100 % progress so far

Started Date:January 01 2017 Completed Date:November 30 -0001

Support to NTP

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Globally, developing countries accounts almost 95% of TB burden, and Nepal is of no exception. TB is one of the most widespread infectious diseases   in  Nepal,  and   poses  a  serious threat to the   health   and development of the people of this country. Although the DOTS coverage is 100% throughout Nepal, the Case Detection Rate (CDR) of new sputum positive TB cases still remains relatively high. Based on WHO reports, the estimates for the whole  population  of Nepal  are  as follows: TB  prevalence  (all forms)  declined  from  348 to 211  per  100,000  population,  resulting  in a reduction  of 40%; TB incidence (all forms) declined from 164 to 156 in 2013 compared to 1990 per 100,000  populations;  mortality  declined from 52 to 17 per 100,000  population,  resulting in a 68% reduction.

Global targets for TB control have been continuously achieved by the program over the past several years.  In the 2013 WHO Global TB report, Nepal has maintained a case detection of around   78% and a treatment success rate of around   90%. The  NSP 2010-2015 the  Notional  Tuberculosis  Program  (NTP) has entered a  more  advanced  stage of TB  control that  has  enabled   NTP to  address  new challenges   such  as  multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis   (MDR/TB)  and  extensively   drug-resistant  tuberculosis  (XDR/TB)  as  well  an TB/HIV co-infection


Decrease the incidence of TB by 10 % by 2020 based on  re-assessment of TB burden figures to be conducted  in 2015


  • To increase case detection by 14000 cases from 3800 TB cases reported in 2013/14 (all forms of TB) by 2020
  • To maintain the treatment success rate at 90% patients (all forms of TB) by 2020
  • To provide MDR diagnostic services for 55% of persons with suspected MDR TB by 2017 and 100% by 2020; successfully treat at least 75 % of the diagnosed MDR patients
  • To engage 60% of all private health care providers (hospitals and  practitioners) in TB control by 2017, and 80% by 2020
  • To strengthen community systems for management, advocacy, support and rights for TB patients in order to create an enabling environment to detect & manage TB cases in 60% of all districts by 2017 and 100% by 2020
  • To ensure availability of quality TB services, in  line with  current international standards  and provided by qualified personnel, at 70% of all facilities by 2017 and 90% of the facilities  by 2020