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Nepal Anti-Tuberculosis Association (NATA) is a non-governmental, non-profit making voluntary organization established in 1953 with a view to raising public awareness about tuberculosis (TB) and adopting preventive, promotive and curative measures towards the control of the diseases. It is the first organization of the kind engaged in tuberculosis sector. NATA is affiliated to International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (IUATLD) and Social Welfare Council (SWC), Nepal. It has 37 district branches in different parts of Nepal and has been carrying out its activities in co-operation with various national, international and local organizations. NATA has been working together with Government of Nepal (GoN) in implementing tuberculosis project since 1965. It has been playing an active role in controlling TB to the best of its preventive activities and making its curative services more effective according to GoN’s new policies and practices on DOTS programme through mobilization of its district branches and volunteers.
National Tuberculosis Day is the day celebrated to remark the establishment day of NATA. Every year, on Mangsir 13th NATA Central including its district branches organize various awareness raising...