Stop TB Partnership

The National Stop TB Partnership in Pakistan

Stop TB Pakistan: The WHO Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office consulted the National TB Control Program (NTP) and together they developed the framework and functions of Stop TB Pakistan. At present the secretariat is housed at 250-D, Block-6, PECHS, Karachi-75400, Pakistan. Vice Chancellor of the Dow University of Health Sciences Karachi holds the chairmanship of the partnership. In 2009, the partnership began its meetings that focused on selecting coordinating board members, a chairman of the board, committees and a secretariat. Than in the year 2013 on 24th March World TB Day, a meeting of the coordinating board of Stop TB Pakistan was organized at Dow University of Health Sciences, Ojha Campus. During this meeting Executive Secretary (Honorary) was appointed to re-organise the Stop TB Pakistan’s Forum, Coordinating Board and form different committees. Today, Stop TB Pakistan is working for a TB free Pakistan in coordination with the National TB Control Programme Pakistan and has already achieved so much over the years. Glimpses of our work can be seen hereunder:-

Primary contact
Name: Dr. Iqtidar Ahmed
Function in the partnership: Executive Secretary
Organization: Stop TB Pakistan
Web site: Coming soon
More information about the National Stop TB Partnership in Pakistan:
  • To find other partners that are currently active in Pakistan you could use the Stop TB Partners' Directory which lists all partners' email addresses and phone numbers as well as a detailed description of their activities. To start collaborating with partners in Pakistan, please click here.
  • To read the partnership's questionnaire which gives more detail about the structure, governance and members of the partnership, please click here.
  • To read about how the partnership successfully engages with the media, please click here.
  • To find out how the partnership successfully engages with non-traditional partners, please click here.
  • To see the presentation from Behrooz Sabzwari, a Pakistani TV movie actor, during the workshop for national stop TB ambassadors, 5 December 2011, Geneva, please click here. You can also watch one of his productions.
News from the partnership:

Meeting of the Core Group of Stop TB Pakistan held on 19th November 2015:

November 19, 2015 Karachi-Pakistan: A meeting of the Core Group of the Stop TB Pakistan was held on 19th November 2015 at Dow International Medical College, Ojha Campus. The meeting was chaired by Prof., Masood Hameed Khan and attended by the core group members, Dr. Sharaf Ali Shah (Vice Chairman), Dr. Iqtidar Ahmed (Executive Secretary Hon.), Dr. Shahina Qayyum (Treasurer Hon.), Dr. Mirza Saifullah Baig (Technical Coordinator), Mr. Arif Zuberi (Media Coordinator) and guest observer Mr. Nasir Rizwan Hashmi (Businessman). Read more....

Parliamentarians Leading the Fight against Tuberculosis in Pakistan.
News from Stop TB Partnership Pakistan, 6th July 2015, Quetta, Balochistan-Pakistan

Stop TB Partnership Pakistan in coordination with Provincial TB Programme Balochistan organized the second meeting of the five designed to engage Pakistan's political leadership for control of Tuberculosis in Pakistan. The meeting was held at Quetta Serena Hotel on 6th July 2015. This meeting was attended by a group of Parliamentarians lead by the Honorable Minister for Health, Government of Balochistan, Mr. Mir Rehmat Saleh Baloch. During the meeting, Barcelona Declaration was signed by the Minister for Health and other MPA's from the Province. At the end of the meeting, in his speech Mr. Mir Rehmat Saleh Baloch assured his full support for the legislation in the province of Balochistan for control of TB.

This is the second successful meeting of its kind held in Pakistan, where parliamentarians have shown there over whelming support for the cause and signed the Barcelona Declaration.

World TB Day 2015 in Pakistan
Submitted by Stop TB Partnership Pakistan

Stop TB Partnership Pakistan in coordination with Punjab Tuberculosis Programme (PTP), Sindh and Ojha Institute of Chest Diseases Karachi Pakistan celebrated the World TB Day 2015. Read more....

News from Stop TB Partnership Pakistan, Karachi dated 15-04-2015

A series of meetings "Parliamentarians Leading the Fight against Tuberculosis in Pakistan" is being organized by Stop TB Partnership Pakistan in coordination with PTP Sindh designed to engage Pakistan's political leadership in the fight against TB, keeping in view the Barcelona Declaration. The first of these meetings was held in Pearl Continental Hotel, Karachi with Parliamentarians of Sindh Province and was attended by the Chief Guest, Syeda Shahla Raza, Deputy Speaker, Sindh Assembly along with Minister for Industries & Chairman of the Health Parliamentary Committee, Dr. Sohrab Khan Sarki, representatives of the Parliamentarians Women Caucus and other MPAs of Sindh Assembly. All the participating Parliamentarians took keen interest in the briefing provided by the representatives of the WHO EMRO Cairo-Egypt via video link followed by NTP & PTP Sind representatives. Leading the parliamentarians, Syeda Shahla Raza Deputy Speaker, Sindh Assembly assured firm commitment and future cooperation towards the cause. During the meeting Barcelona Declaration was signed by the Parliamentarians.

First National TB Patient Symposium in Pakistan
Submitted by Stop TB Pakistan - November 2014

The National TB Control Program (NTP), Ministry of National Health Services Regulation & Coordination organized a First National TB Patient Symposium on 23 October 2014 in Islamabad. More than 80 people with TB from all over the provinces, Provincial TB Control Managers, leading Public health experts, pulmonologists and media representatives attendedTB the Symposium. Read more....

TB is a notifiable disease in the province of Sindh in Pakistan
Submitted by Stop TB Pakistan - November 2014

The legislative assembly of Province of Sindh in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan on 10th November 2014 passed the Act titled as Sindh Tuberculosis Notification Act, 2014 (making TB notifiable disease). Read more....

Recommendations from the experience sharing workshop of three high burden countries
Submitted by Stop TB Pakistan, July 2014

The first experience sharing workshop among three high TB burden countries i.e., Pakistan, Indonesia & Philippines was held on the 11th - 12th May 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia . Participants included the NTP Managers of Pakistan, Indonesia, Philippines and Malaysia, experts from national Stop TB Partnerships of Pakistan, Indonesia & Philippines and experts from Private Bodies i.e., Pakistan Chest Society, Aga Khan University Hospital Karachi Pakistan, China's University of Hong Kong and Pfizer GEP Global Clinical Affairs Department (New York, USA) who shared their experiences working on TB care and control. This workshop was organized by Stop TB Partnership Pakistan in coordination with M/S Pfizer, Pakistan.

Recommendations from the workshop included role of national TB partnerships in care delivery, Advocacy and improving financing for TB and the role of corporate sector in TB control and suggestions of what each sector can do to improve TB care and control. Read more....

Experience sharing among three high burden countries- Pakistan, Indonesia and Philippines

Stop TB Partnership Pakistan & National Tuberculosis Programme Pakistan in coordination with Pfizer Pharmaceutical Pakistan arranged and organized a two day experience sharing workshop among three high TB burden countries Pakistan, Indonesia & Philippines on the 11 and 12 May 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Read more....

"Walk-a-cause" : Commemoration of World TB Day in Pakistan
Submitted by Stop TB Partnership Pakistan- March 2014

A "Walk-a-Cause" was organized by the Ojha Institute of Chest Diseases, DUHS, Karachi in collaboration with Stop TB Partnership Pakistan to commemorate the World TB Day 2014. Read more.

Pharmaceutical companies meet with NTP and national partnership in Pakistan
Submitted by Stop TB Pakistan - December 2013

In November 2013 pharmaceutical companies and Dow University of Health Sciences, Institute of Biological, Biochemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences held a meeting to discuss the importance of management and standardization of drugs manufactured in Pakistan according to WHO guidelines and standards. Read more.

Stop TB Partnership Pakistan present at The Union Conference in Paris
Submitted by the Stop TB Partnership Pakistan - December 2013

The Stop TB Partnership Pakistan attended the 44th Annual Conference of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease held in Paris in November 2013. The Partnership hosted a booth for the entire duration of the Conference. In addition, Dr S. Karam Shah, medical officer, WHO Country Office in Afghanistan, received the Princess Chichibu Award (Government of Japan) for his services in the control of tuberculosis in Pakistan.

Stop TB Pakistan held the first meeting of the Coordinating Board
Submitted by Stop TB Pakistan - April 2013

Stop TB Partnership Pakistan (revived) held successfully the 1st meeting of the Board of Partners and Sub Committees and organized a walk-a-cause. Read more. Read notes.

Boy Scout Association actively celebrates World TB Day
Submitted by Stop TB Pakistan - March 2013

Boy Scouts and other local and international NGOs, partner organizations, and school children attended the advocacy seminar and actively participated in the awareness walk on World TB Day. Read more.

Making Strides in ACSM in Pakistan
Submitted by Pakistan Stop TB Partnership - August 2011

Three separate ACSM orientation sessions were held in Pakistan to train partners in the public and private sectors. The first was an advocacy and communication training on writing stories about patients successfully completing TB treatment. The other orientation sessions were for training young volunteers on TB-related issues and educating members of the provincial assembly about TB to motivate them to implement DOTS programs in their districts.
Read more [.pdf].

Regional partnership:

The Eastern Mediterranean Partnership to Stop TB coordinates joint planning and action for TB prevention, care and control. More information about the regional partnership can be found at their website.

TB in Pakistan