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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 partners 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 disease.

The Burden of Tuberculosis in Tanzania

In 2018, a total of 75,845 cases of all forms were notified, which is an increase of 6,205 cases or 9% compared to the year 2017. New and relapse TB cases notified were 74,692 among them, 48% were bacteriological confirmed TB cases, 79% were pulmonary TB cases and children among the new and relapse cases were 14%. 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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Tuberculosis in Children

There has been a notable increase of proportion of children under the age 15 year being notified among new and relapse TB cases. In 2018, a total of 10,513 children were notified with TB which is 14% of all cases. Among children (under 15 years) notified: 5,986 (57%) were children under the age of 5, while 2,404 (23%) cases were children between age group of 5 -9 years and 2,123 (20%) were children in the age-group 10 – 14 years.
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