National Training Institute for Leprosy was established in 1965 with an objective of preparing a group of paramedical workers for Leprosy diagnosis and treatment, especially in remote areas.

Over the last 50 years, the institute has trained more than 600 paramedical workers not only from Pakistan but from neighboring countries like Afghanistan and Bangladesh.

As Leprosy was controlled in 1996, the institute diversified to enhance and utilize the skills of the Leprosy Technicians.

Additional training courses in Ophthalmology, TB, Community Based Inclusive Development (CBID) and Mother and Child Health Care (MCHC) are being offered. Regular updates are also provided to under and postgraduate medical students.