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TB and Leprosy Program


In 2007, the Lesotho Ministry of Health and Social Welfare brought partners together to formulate a comprehensive response to the threat of multidrug-resistant (MDR) and extensively drug-resistant (XDR) tuberculosis (TB), which had recently been reported in neighboring KwaZulu Natal. International collaborators included Partners In Health, the Open Society Institute, the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND), and the World Health Organization. Through this program, state-of-the-art diagnostics and quality-assured second-line TB drugs procured through the Green Light Committee Initiative (GLC) were available to patients diagnosed with Drug-Resistant (DR) TB.

Department Goals and Objectives


  1. TB mortality reduced by three quarters.
  2. TB incidence reduced to half.



  1. Find 90% of all new TB patients and treat them.
  2. Cure 90% of all new TB patients treated, respectively of their HIV status.
  3. Find and treat 90% of all drug-resistant TB patients and cure at least 75% of them.
  4. Find, treat and cure 90% of the new patients among vulnerable populations.
  5. Have quality and efficient TB laboratory services.
  6. Enhance the leadership of the Ministry of Health and the resources for TB.

More Info


TB Guidelines 2019


National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Programme


Lesotho NSP