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Health Complex,
16-K, Gulberg III,
Lahore, Pakistan.

Welcome to PATA

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 social workers.

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 2003.

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.

PATA is 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.