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Organization Contact Information

Name: College of Family Medicine Pakistan
Street 1: PMA House aga Khan III Road Karachi
Street 2: Garden Karachi
City: Karachi
Province: Sindh
Post Code: 74550
Country: Pakistan
Phone: +922132257070
Email: cfmkhi@hotmail.com
Web Site: http://cfmp.org.pk

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr.
First Name: Shehla
Last Name: Nasim
Title: Secretary General
Email: cfmkhi@hotmail.com
Phone: +922132257070

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr
First Name: Abdul.
Last Name: Ghafoor Shoro
Title: Director / joint Secretary
Email: ghafoor_mas@yahoo.com
Phone: +922132257070

General Information

Board Constituency: Developing Country NGO
Organization Type - Primary: Non-Governmental Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: Other Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
Organization Reach: International
Organization Description:
College of Family Medicine Pakistan is an organization of Family Doctors / General Practitioners in Pakistan. On 1st January 1974 College of Family Medicine Pakistan become a Foundation Direct Member of the World Organization of National Colleges Academies and Academic Associations of General Practitioners / Family Physician i.e. (WONCA).
At present the College chapters are at:-

1. Peshawar Established in 1976

2. Lahore Established in 1978

3. Hyderabad Established in 1992

4. Matli Established in 1996

5. Rawalpindi / Islamabad Established in 2006
Pakistan ranks sixth globally among the 22 high burden tuberculosis (TB) countries, contributing 43 percent of the disease towards the Eastern-Mediterranean region of World Health Organization (WHO).
 
Total number of staff in your organization: 11 - 25
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 26 - 50
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 100 +
 
What is your organization's annual budget (USD) dedicated to TB? Unable to disclose amount
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Stop TB communications
If you were informed or referred by another partner of the Stop TB Partnership please tell us who:
Why do you wish join the Stop TB Partnership: Involvement in Stop TB Working Groups
 
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: Pakistan
Are you in contact with your national TB programme: Yes
Please tell us how your organization is contributing to your country's national TB control plan:
Because College of Family Medicine Pakistan is an organization of Family Doctors / General Practitioners in Pakistan So we have about 1500 members only in Sindh Province (Life/regular). They cover 70% of population in Primary Healthcare ,they assist the NTP program for TB at different levels for the eradication of TB by applying DOTS strategy.
 

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Pakistan
Which WHO region is the main focus of your work: South East Asian
Which countries do you do operate in:
(This includes countries you are conducting activities in)
Pakistan

Specializations

Advocacy
Delivery of health services and care
Provision of drugs, diagnostics and commodities
Research and Development
Technical Assistance

Specializations in Countries

Advocacy Pakistan
Delivery of health services and care Pakistan
Provision of drugs, diagnostics and commodities Pakistan
Research and Development Pakistan
Technical Assistance Pakistan

Contribution

Please tell us how your organization will contribute to the Global Plan to Stop TB by briefly describing its involvement in any of the areas of work listed below:

TB Care Delivery:
College of Family Medicine Pakistan is an organization of Family Doctors / General Practitioners in Pakistan. On 1st January 1974 College of Family Medicine Pakistan become a Foundation Direct Member of the World Organization of National Colleges Academies and Academic Associations of General Practitioners / Family Physician i.e. (WONCA).In Pakistan, the health care needs demanded preventive and holistic health care, and the need for training the delivery of high quality comprehensive health care of our people.The College of Family Medicine Pakistan is the first National Organization of Family Physicians (FP)/General Practitioners (GP). Also, it is the only Organization of family Doctors which has its chapters in three provinces, and a chapter in Baluchistan is in the offing.College of Family Medicine Pakistan was established mainly for the purpose of teaching and training family physicians through comprehensive continuing medical education/training programs in order to provide high quality primary health care in the community; and to make efforts for teaching family medicine at undergraduate level, and to promote it to the postgraduate specialty. To Achieve these Aims and Objects the College planned:-

To organize continuing medical education (CME) program's for family physicians.
To promote family medicine in Pakistan through new chapters of the College.
To establish family medicine education at undergraduate and its specialization at postgraduate level.
Health Education of People.In order to refresh and update the clinical knowledge and skill of family physicians for better patient care, the College has up till now organized over one hundred fifty CME program's either independently or in collaboration with other hospitals and organizations. These program's were comprehensive, covering practically all the specialties of medical science, and were of various forms, such as, Refresher Course, "Hands-On" workshop, symposia, Seminars, Conferences etc. CFMP being aware of the importance of Health Education for health promotion and disease prevention had organized three "Health Melas/Fair" in (1976-1978-1982) of three days each at PMA House, Karachi to provide first hand information with demonstration and educate the people about health and illness. In each Health Mela there were about twenty stalls of different health and hygienic problems, such as, Breast feeding and weaning, mother and child health, air and water pollution, nutrition, sanitation, malaria, tuberculosis, diabetes, high blood pressure, family planning, communicable diseases, etc. On these occasion the College had published souvenir "Family Doctor" continuing different articles on health education and were distributed free.
Members of Our organization are already involved in DOTS strategy program in different areas of Sindh and Pakistan because:
i Estimates of TB burden * 2011 Number (thousands)Rate(per 100 000 population)
Mortality (excludes HIV+TB) 59 (26–110) 33 (15–60)
Prevalence (includes HIV+TB) 620 (280–1 100) 350 (158–618)
Incidence (includes HIV+TB) 410 (340–490) 231 (190–276)
Incidence (HIV+TB only) 1.5 (0.99–2.1) 0.84 (0.56–1.2)
Case detection, all forms (%) 64 (54–78)
Pakistan ranks sixth globally among the 22 high tuberculosis risk countries, contributing 43 per cent of the disease towards the Eastern-Mediterranean region, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
Due to high prevalence of TB in Pakistan our organization decided to engage our 1500 members all over the country to reduce the burden of disease.We are arranging different programs of capacity building in Pakistan and specially rural Sindh province.

Drug-Resistant TB:
In Pakistan, every disease has become drug-resistant, including malaria, typhoid and TB. But the problem with TB is that it spreads continuously and a thing as simple as coughing and sneezing by a single patient can infect 10 to 20 healthy people in a year. To this date, TB is the country’s leading cause of death-infectious diseases. About 68,000 people die of TB every year in the country. The disease deteriorated and became multi-drug resistant (MDR TB), then extended drug resistant (XDR TB) and finally extremely extended drug resistant (XXDR TB). The treatment becomes more and more expensive with each stage. Drug Resistant is another major Problem in Pakistan due to many reasons; we are planning for provision of Free treatment to under privileged people of Pakistan.

TB-HIV:
FEMALE ADULTS WITH HIV (% OF POPULATION AGES 15+ WITH HIV) IN PAKISTAN

The Female adults with HIV (% of population ages 15+ with HIV) in Pakistan was 29.47 in 2009, according to a World Bank report, published in 2010. Prevalence of HIV is the percentage of people who are infected with HIV. Female rate is as a percentage of the total population with HIV, news and forecasts for Female adults with HIV (% of population ages 15+ with HIV)is high in Pakistan.
PREVALENCE OF HIV; MALE (% AGES 15-24) IN PAKISTAN
The Prevalence of HIV; male (% ages 15-24) in Pakistan was 0.10 in 2009, according to a World Bank report, published in 2010. Prevalence of HIV is the percentage of people who are infected with HIV. Youth rates are as a percentage of the relevant age group, news and forecasts for Prevalence of HIV; male (% ages 15-24) in Pakistan.
PREVALENCE OF HIV; TOTAL (% OF POPULATION AGES 15-49) IN PAKISTAN
The Prevalence of HIV; total (% of population ages 15-49) in Pakistan was 0.10 in 2009, according to a World Bank report, published in 2010. Prevalence of HIV refers to the percentage of people ages 15-49 who are infected with HIV, news and forecasts for Prevalence of HIV; total (% of population ages 15-49)is high in Pakistan.
Due TB and HIV co- infection there is problem for Diagnosis specially in Sputum negative cases, so we miss many cases of TB. We are going to train health care workers /Family Physicians on collaborative TB/HIV activities and management.


Laboratory Strengthening:
Laboratories 2011
Smear (per 100 000 population) 0.7
Culture (per 5 million population) 0.3
Presently Pakistan is suffering from the scarcity of labs.
Drug susceptibility testing (per 5 million population) 0.3
Is second-line drug susceptibility testing available? Yes, in country
Is there a national reference laboratory? Yes
In future our organization will support the donors /partners for up gradation laboratories standardin pakistan

New Diagnostics:
Searching for Partner organization.

New TB Drugs:
Ready to collaborate International organizations.

New TB Vaccines:
lack of financial resources not involved yet.

Fundamental Research:
We are ready to support MOH NGOS etc.

Research:
We have a team for Planning, Strategic Decision-Making Production Distribution, Logistics, Transportation Supply Chain Management and Marketing .


Declaration

Declaration of interests:
As our organization is working for P.H.C through capacity building of General Practitioners/Family Physician (G.Ps) to ensure the provision of quality Primary Health care(P.H.C)services for marginalized groups and communities, hence our organization will compliment and synergize Stop TB activities and there will be no conflict of interest as goal of both organizations is common.

Application date: February 9, 2013
Last updated: November 4, 2014