National Tuberculosis Program

BRIEF DESCRIPTION:

National Tuberculosis Program (NTP) is one of the public health programs being managed and coordinated by the Department of Health with the Quezon city Health Department and other cities and provinces. The NTP has the mandate to develop TB control, policies, standards, and guidelines, formulate the national strategic plan, manage program logistics, provide leadership and provide technical assistance to the lower health offices/units, manage data and monitor and evaluate program. The program’s TB diagnostics and treatment protocols and strategies are in accordance with the global strategy of World Health Organization(WHO), STOP TB and International Standard for TB CARE (ISTC)

 

Vision

TB-free Philippines

Mission

Ensure that TB DOTS services are available, accessible, and affordable to the communities in collaboration with the LGUs and other partners 

Goal

To reduce prevalence and mortality from TB by half by the year 2015 (MDGs)

Program Targets

  • Treatment Success of 90 percent
  • Case Detection Rate of 90 percent (TB All Forms)