Case study of national tuberculosis programme implementation in Nepal

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90
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96
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95
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95
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Wednesday, January 7, 2026
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Publication year
2002
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Life science/Healthcare

The National TB Programme (NTP) of Nepal is generally regarded as highly successful both nationally and internationally. The programme has never previously been studied to identify the key success factors both from the perspective of technical TB control implementation and generic health service functions. The impact of Health Sector Reform (HSR) on programmes such as TB control is a live topic of debate internationally and also in Nepal where an HSR process is currently in the late stages of planning. From these two perspectives Nepal provided an ideal case study opportunity to examine the NTP in the climate of imminent HSR. This work was commissioned by the World Bank. Two short-term consultants (one national, one international) with considerable working experience of TB control in Nepal were contracted to undertake the review over a two-week period in late autumn 2002. Information was gathered by interviews, site visits, correspondence and the examination of relevant documentation (in English). The world literature on HSR and TB control was explored to provide a framework for the work. The document was peer-reviewed prior to publication

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Author:
Hamlet, Neil; Baral, Sushil Chandra;
Publisher:
World Bank.
Time horizon:
Decade(s)
Editor review:
This detailed report is a good overview of the factors that made Nepal's National TB Program successful. The combination of different research methods makes this a comprehensive report. This report is useful for policy makers, researchers, who are interested in using Nepal's TB program as an example of an effective and timely healthcare program.
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