Tuberculosis Prevention and Control

About Program

Pakistan ranks 8th among the countries bearing a 95% burden of infectious diseases and fifth in the world with active tuberculosis patients. Pakistan has an estimated 510,000 new tuberculosis cases emerging each year. It is ranked fifth among high-burden countries worldwide.

Pakistan ranks fourth in the world with Multi-Drug Resistant tuberculosis patients. Key reasons for the emergence of the drug-resistant form of TB include delays in diagnosis, unsupervised, inappropriate and inadequate drug regimens, poor follow-up, and lack of a social support program for high-risk populations. Unfortunately, TB is a stigma in the country so patients try to hide the disease and get treatment privately. As a result, many times they miss the medicines.

VFAHT emphasizes the adaptation of preventive measures to reduce the spread of tuberculosis. It conducts various projects under the banner of a prevention and control program.

Fight The Bite Awareness Camp

We encourage students to join the largest volunteer body of Pakistan. Students currently enrolled in any HEC recognized institute from across Pakistan are eligible to apply.

Step 1
  1.  Write an email to, sharing your interest in forming a local chapter at your institution. You will receive a formal invitation along with further instructions within 3-5 businsess days.

  2.  Gather a team of 5-15 like-minded students who are interested in volunteering.

  3.  Arrange and attend an Orientation Session with the Expansion and Outreach Team of VFAHT. The date and time of this session will be coordinated via email.
Step 2
  1. Get the necessary documents (e.g Introductory presentations, application form templates, etc.) from the Expansion and Outreach Team VFAHT, required for the establishment process.

  2. Approach an active faculty member (Usually a Head of Department), brief him/her about this student organization, its mission, and the past activities.

  3. Take the faculty member on-board and invite him/her to become the ‘Faculty Staff President’ of the local chapter at your institution.

  4. Get a signed and stamped ‘Recommendation letter to the Head of Institute’ from the Faculty Staff President.

  5. Approach the Head of Institute/Registrar/Head of Student Affairs.

  6. Ask for permission to establish a student body and conduct activities from the Head of Institute.

  7. Invite Head of Institute to become the ‘Patron-In-Chief’ of the student body.
Fight The Bite Awareness Camp
    1. Create a Facebook page of the local council e.g. VFAHT-AIMC.
    1. Create a Gmail account for formal coordination e.g.
  1. Start the recruitment of volunteers according to ‘Selection Process of Local Council’.

Training Workshops​

Community Awareness Session

Poster and Quiz Competition