Pakistan Anti TB Association (PATA)
is a community based non profit, non government and single object
organization working exclusively for treatment, rehabilitation and
welfare of TB patients throughout the country since last 5 decades,
having national & international references.
PATA started its journey in 1955
when a group of ex-TB patients established a chest clinic in Lahore,
inaugurated by Miss Fatima Jinnah, the elder sister of Quaid-e-Azam
Muhammad Ali Jinnah. As the time traveled this number proliferated and
by the end of century there were more than one hundred associations
scattered through out the country. All these associations are
independent in their functioning, administration, fund raising and
service delivery with the help of volunteer force of more than 10000
There is a country vide network of more
than 100 Diagnostic Centers (Basic TB Management Units) for TB services
with more than 250 associated Treatment Centers. With the sponsorship of
The Global Fund in 2004 PATA launched DOTS program at its 84
diagnostic centers and successfully completed the GFATM Round-2 project
while detecting & registering 28,442 New Sputum Smear Positive cases and
put them under DOTS strategy whereas the project target was limited to
22,000 NSS+ cases and achieved the treatment success rate of above 90%
against 85% desired by WHO.
PATA is a constituent member of
International Union Against TB and Lung Diseases (IUATLD), Mr.
Chaudhary Muhammad Nawaz, President PATA, is holding the position of
Member Board of Director of The Union, he is also the General Secretary
of South East Asian Region of IUATLD. He hold the position of President
of Eastern Region of IUATLD from 2003 to 2005 and he was an active
member of Executive Committee of Eastern Region of IUATLD from 1999 to
PATA has on its credit to
successfully conduct a number of national and international conferences,
seminars, workshops, trainings and TB Free Zones. These events were very
fruitful and productive for the professionals of Pakistan to get
knowledge; information and learning about the latest research and
studies on dreadful disease Tuberculosis and enable them to make better
policies for the eradication of the disease.
running its health education program since last 5 decades for the school
and college students, this program is not only educating the youth about
this killing disease but also help in fund raising for the association.