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Pakistan

WHO recognizes tuberculosis (TB) as one of the major public health challenges in Pakistan. Pakistan ranks fifth among high TB burden countries worldwide and accounts for 61% of the TB burden in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMRO). Among the estimated 420,000 new TB cases in Pakistan each year, half are sputum smear positive.  Notably, Pakistan is estimated to have the fourth highest prevalence of multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) in the world.

CCGHE RESPONDS

CCGHE has partnered with Indus Hospital (Karachi, Pakistan) and several Indian institutions to develop and deploy a comprehensive distance clinical education program delivered by world TB experts. CCGHE provides open access to a self-paced, online version of this course, extending the impact to a global audience. Go to Self-Paced Course

CCGHE-PAKISTAN ACTIVITIES

Tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis, treatment and prevention course

Project Ongoing?: 
Yes
Primary Aim(s): 
  • Strengthen tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis and treatment in India and Pakistan
  • Provide open access to continuing clinical education programming on TB care

Annual global health intersession course

Project Ongoing?: 
Yes
CCGHE Leadership: 
Primary Aim(s): 
  • Partner with global health leaders in resource-limited countries to provide medical students with an interactive, clinical education experience in global health