Dr. Muhammad Haseeb, Dr. Ayesha Latif, Dr. Warda Tahir
The cases of tuberculosis (TB) expanded at an exponential rate from 11050 in 2000 to 248115 in 2008. This drastic rise in cases turned the attention of medical specialists towards this issue and TB patients have been cared and treated since 2001 at the success rate of 91% in 2007. This paper encompasses the strategic decisions and infrastructure improvements that lead to successful coverage of the disease like implementation of DOTS coverage, effective drug management systems, expanded laboratory network, improved communication strategies, private participation, government initiatives on ground bases, and TB control programme in hospitals through private-public participation mix strategy. Moreover, this paper also highlights the challenges faced in expanding the TB control within private sectors and parastatal health care institutions. There are still many challenges that need to be carefully administered to fully control tuberculosis in the society.