Pakistan’s 2021 economic survey, referring to the World Health Organization, has stated that Pakistan is the world’s fifth-highest-burdened tuberculosis country, with an estimated 510,000 new cases of TB occurring each year.
The incidence rate of TB per 100,000 population in Pakistan is 263 while the mortality rate is 19 per 100,000. Under the leadership of the WHO, Pakistan has developed a National Tuberculosis Control Program (NTP) to prevent tuberculosis populations. The program includes a universal approach to quality TB care in the country, expanding partnerships and multi-sectoral approaches involving all stakeholders.
NTP aims for TB-free Pakistan by reducing the 50% prevalence of TB in the general population by 2025 compared to 2012, universal access to quality TB care, and zero TB deaths.
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