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The National Tuberculosis Programme in Sudan

The National Tuberculosis Programme in Sudan was established to fight tuberculosis as a public health problem in Sudan. LHL International has worked together with the programme since 1994.

The National Tuberculosis Programme (NTP) in Sudan is to a great extent financed by the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM).

LHL International primarily contributes with professional expertise to strengthen key elements of the programme, so that it can increase the registration of tuberculosis cases and ensure patients good treatment.

The main task of the programme is to provide professional support for the work with tuberculosis that takes place at the local state level. The programme is currently nationwide, but it is marked by several challenges, such as a high turnover rate for the personnel and the fact that several sections of the country are still experiencing violent unrest.

In 2014, the merging of three major public health programmes for widespread disease started: the programmes for malaria, AIDS and tuberculosis. Such an amalgamation is a major challenge for any country, including Sudan.

Read more about our work in Sudan here.