Message from Director – Dr. Rajendra Pant

It is our pleasure to provide information about Nepal National Tuberculosis Programme through this website. Tuberculosis is still considered to be one of the major public health problems of Nepal and it is estimated that 44,000 new infections occurs annually and accounts for 5000-7000 life lost.  Nearly, 10,000 TB cases are still not diagnosed and…

Organizational Overview

The National Tuberculosis Programme (NTP) is fully integrated within the general primary health care system of Government of Nepal. National Tuberculosis Centre (NTC) is the focal point of the NTP. It is responsible for formulating programme policies, strategy and planning. Central laboratory at the NTC is the focal point for the NTP laboratory network, which…

Basic Facts About TB

TB is an infectious disease caused by the bacillus Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It particularly affects the lungs (pulmonary TB) but can affect other sites as well (extra pulmonary TB). The disease is spread in the air when people who are sick with pulmonary TB expel bacteria, for example by coughing. Overall, a relatively small proportion of…