Welcome to National Programme for Tuberculosis Control & Chest Diseases (NPTCCD) of Sri Lanka.
NPTCCD is the central organization of the Ministry of Health responsible for controlling and preventing TB & other respiratory diseases throughout Sri Lanka. Fortunately, Sri Lanka is having a moderate burden of Tuberculosis (TB) although the burden of other respiratory diseases is rising. We have a strong TB and chest diseases control program, but there are areas we have to further strengthen. However, TB & respiratory diseases remain as a serious Public Health problem and poses a continuing threat to the health and social life of the people.
In this context, every one in the society has a role to play to minimize chest disease burden.
NPTCCD aims to enhance the awareness on chest diseases and its health impacts to the individual, family, society and to the nation.
TB campaign work
Tuberculosis in Sri Lanka
The broad aim of the health policy of Sri Lanka is to increase life expectancy and improve quality of life. This is to be achieved by controlling preventable diseases and by health promotion activities. Tuberculosis is still continuing to be a major public health problem in the country. About 9000 new cases of tuberculosis are notified every year, of which around 60% are smear-positive pulmonary TB cases. The National Programme for Tuberculosis Control and Chest Diseases is a decentralized unit, which controls tuberculosis as well as other chest diseases in the country. It functions through a network of 26 District Chest Clinics and 2 Chest hospitals in close coordination with other general health institutions.
Message from Director...
TB day of 2013 is planned to held on 23rd March this year. To see more details click here...