National Tuberculosis Program Nepal- Annual Report 2075/76 (2018/19)

  • National Tuberculosis Program Nepal- Annual Report 2075/76 (2018/19)

    BURDEN OF TB IN NEPAL
    • TB is one of the top ten leading cause of death in Nepal
    • Almost half of Nepal’s population are infected with TB
    • Every year about 42000 Nepalese develop new TB
    • Every year about 5500 people die due to TB in Nepal
    • A total of 32043 TB cases Notified in NTP during FY2075/76 in Nepal

    Possible areas for research in Nepal NTP for future
    1. Surveillance of HIV MDR-TB & TB Burden
    2. Gene Xpert utilization and Challenges
    3. Situation analysis of microscopic centers on Nepal.
    4. Study on the effectiveness of IPT among risk population
    5. Study on Contact Tracing (Early Diagnosis for treatment Adherence)
    6. Regular surveillance of XDR TB among MDR TB patients
    7. Study on the relationship between Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI) and Tuberculosis on case detection.
    8. Impact measurement of the programme through the prevalence survey in the representative sample of the population.
    9. Analysis of the issues regarding cross border migration to develop strategies for their diagnosis and treatment.

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