Tuberculosis Control



MALC is also supporting Government in the National TB Control Programme and providing the following services through its Leprosy centres in the entire country.


- DOTS supervision in remote and difficult to reach areas.

- Defaulter tracing and analysis of defaulting.

- Contact screening for early case finding and stopping the transmission of infection

- Proper follow up of TB patients

- Supervised therapy for prevention of MDR (Drug Resistant TB)

- Social help to needy patients (Nutritional support)

- Health Education to patients and their families – at community level.


MALC started TB program in 1973 from Azad Kashmir and gradually increased its participation as a partner NGO in the National TB Control Program since 2003. It is now functioning in all Provinces supporting respective provincial governments in the comprehensive care of TB patients, sputum microscopy, supervision of DOTS, in defaulter tracing, screening of household contacts and community mobilization.


Tuberculosis Programme is attending to over 9,000 TB patients annually. MALC has established Diagnostic and Treatment facilities all over Pakistan. A total of 140,447 patients have been registered since its launch. Cure completion rate has been achieved above 90%. Treatment Success rate has been achieved 94% and Sputum Positivity rate +/- 50% has been achieved almost in all project areas. MDR patients are also seen occasionally and treated through networking. In the Leprosy affected areas, the original mortality rate of 26% (in 1975) has also decreased to 2%. The respective Provincial TB Control Programs are being reported regularly.