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Welcome to NTLP Website

The National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Programme (NTLP) was launched by the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare in 1977 to fight TB and Leprosy in Tanzania.

Since then, NTLP has joined hands with international and local development pertners in an effort to prevent and control TB and leprosy to the point that they are no longer a public health concern.

TB has continued to be among the top ten causes of death and among admissions aged five years and above in the country, suggesting even a greater degree of urgency to fight the desease.

The Burden of Tuberculosis in Tanzania

In 2016, a total of 65,902 TB cases were reported which is an annual increase of 5.6%. TB continues to be among the top ten killers, costing the lives of many women and children.
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Leprosy in Tanzania

Following a steady decline since 2002, leprosy prevalence stands at 43 cases per 100,000. However, some regions including Lindi and Morogoro are yet to reach elimination targets, with a prevalence rate of 1/10,000
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HIV and Tuberculosis in Children

Testing and counselling for HIV is also done to children under 15 attending TB clinics. According to 2016 report, 26% of TB reported cases of children under the age of 15 were HIV infected.
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