Research/Study

Health research has been immensely beneficial for human well-being as witnessed by the contributes, it has made to extending lifespan and quality of life of people in many countries including countries of SAARC Region.

The appearance of more than 30 new infectious diseases for the first time in human being since 1970 – as average of about one new disease a year – and the lesson drawn show that a strong health research capability remain a vita deface strategy. The STAC has been conducting research activities in different aspects of the Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS

Titles/topics

  1. TB among Young People on Rise in Sri Lanka 2013
  2. Operational Research on TB/HIV Co-infection (Treatment Adherence among Co-infected) in Nepal 2013.
  3. HIV Prevalence among TB Patients by Visiting NTC, Nepal and Drug Susceptibility Patterns M. Tuberculosis isolated from TB patients with or without HIV infection, Nepal 2012
  4. A study of factors Associated with Development of MDR in TB patients on DOTS, Bhutan 2012
  5. HIV Prevalence in TB Patients in Bhutan, 2011
  6. HIV Prevalence among MDR-TB Patients in Bangladesh, 2010
  7. Pharmacovigilance Study in Sri Lanka 2012
  8. Baseline CD4 Count in the Adult Population in Pakistan 2009
  9. Study on Culture Positive amongst Smear Negative TB Patients, Nepal 2009
  10. Barriers to DOTS for MDR TB Patients in Nepal – 2008
  11. Case Control Study to Identify Risk Factors for MDR TB in Nepal – 2008
  12. Identify the Way and Means of Collaboration Between TB and HIV/AIDS Programme – 2007
  13. Acceptability of HIV Testing by TB Patients in SAARC Member States – 2007
  14. Quality Assurance of Sputum Microscopy in Private Labs in Dhaka – 2007
  15. Community Risk Behaviour Study on HIV/AIDS, Targeting Women in Nepal – 2007
  16. Prevalence of HIV among Diagnosed TB Patients in Bangladesh – 2008
  17. Prevalence of HIV among Diagnosed TB Patients in Pakistan 2006
  18. Prevalence of HIV among Diagnosed TB Patients in Nepal 2005
  19. Quality Assurance of Sputum Smear Microscopy in Private Laboratories in Nepal – 2005
  20. Barriers in seeking health care in TB control programme, an Institutional Based Pilot Study in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2005
  21. Multi-drug Study on Primary Drug Resistance 2004
  22. Community Based Study to identify Barriers in Seeking Health Care in TB Control Program, a Pilot Study in Nepal – 2004
  23. Gender Differences among TB Patients in National TB Control Programmes within SAARC Countries 2004
  24. Gender Based Disparity among TB Suspects and New TB Patients – a record based retrospective study (study done in all Member States in 2006)

Proficiency Testing of Sputum Smear Microscopy:

(Detailed reports are available at STAC Library, Thimi, Bhaktapur, Nepal)

Thirteenth Round External Proficiency Testing of Smear Microscopy in National TB Reference Laboratories in SAARC Region – 2016

Twelfth Round External Proficiency Testing of Smear Microscopy in National TB Reference Laboratories in SAARC Region – 2015

Eleventh Round External Proficiency Testing of Smear Microscopy in National TB Reference Laboratories in SAARC Region – 2014

Tenth Round External Proficiency Testing of Smear Microscopy in National TB Reference Laboratories in SAARC Region – 2013

Ninth Round External Proficiency Testing of Smear Microscopy in National TB Reference Laboratories in SAARC Region – 2012

Eighth Round External Proficiency Testing of Smear Microscopy in National TB Reference Laboratories in SAARC Region – 2011

Seventh Round External Proficiency Testing of Smear Microscopy in National TB Reference Laboratories in SAARC Region – 2010

Sixth Round External Proficiency Testing of Smear Microscopy in National TB Reference Laboratories in SAARC Region – 2009

Fifth Round External Proficiency Testing of Smear Microscopy in National TB Reference Laboratories in SAARC Region – 2008

Fourth Round External Proficiency Testing of Smear Microscopy in National TB Reference Laboratories in SAARC Region – 2007

Third Round External Proficiency Testing of Smear Microscopy in National TB Reference Laboratories in SAARC Region – 2005

Second Round External Proficiency Testing of Smear Microscopy in National TB Reference Laboratories in SAARC Region – 2004

First Round External Proficiency Testing of Smear Microscopy in National TB Reference Laboratories in SAARC Region – 2003

(updated Dec 2016)

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