Tuberculosis Control Program

The National TB Control Program (NTP) aims to reduce mortality and incidence from tuberculosis in the country, reduce catastrophic costs and provide patient-responsive health services. The program facilitates the development of policies and standards for TB elimination in the country and the equitable distribution of TB drugs, laboratory supplies, technical assistance and material support to local government units.


TB -free Philippines


To reduce TB burden (TB incidence and TB mortality)
To achieve catastrophic cost of TB-affected households
To responsively deliver TB service

Type of Service

PhilHealth Benefit Package

  • TB DOTS Outpatient Benefit Package
  • Konsulta Package (CxR included)


  • Training on the Revised TB Manual of Procedures, 6th Edition
  • Training for Health Workers Providing TB Services
  • Training on Xpert MTB/RIF Assay
  • Training on Direct Sputum Smear Microscopy
  • Training on Solid TB Culture Processing for Mycobacterium Tuberculosis
  • Training on Light Emitting Diode Fluorescence Microscopy
  • Training on Quality Assurance for Direct Sputum Smear Microscopy
  • TB DOTS Certifiers Training
  • Training on Infection Control
  • Training on Provider Initiated Counselling and Testing (PICT)
  • Integrated Training on NTP MOP, NAP, and FAST Plus Strategy

Implementation Support Materials

  • NTP Manual of Procedures, 6th ed (This Manual consolidates all new policies and procedures on Tuberculosis (TB) case finding and case holding and introduces a shift in the Program approach)
  • Updated Philippine Strategic TB Elimination Plan (The updated strategies will effectively respond to the renewed and strengthened global response to end TB, and deliver on our commitments through a focused, evidenced-based approach. We want to ensure that health workers at all levels are abreast with current strategies and protocols)
  • MOP Exercise Workbook (Contains exercises for the MOP training)
  • MOP Facilitator’s Guide (Contains answers and rationale to the MOP exercise workbook)
  • Guidelines on Infection Control for Tuberculosis and Other Airborne Infectious Diseases (Provide guidance to decrease the risk of transmission of TB and other airborne infectious diseases among patients and staff in the healthcare facilities, congregate settings and household settings)
  • TB Laboratory Network Strategic Plan 2018-2022 (Provide directions and a roadmap outlining the activities that need to be undertaken to successfully implement the plan ensuring the delivery of high-quality assured laboratory services as defined in the PhilSTEP1)
  • National TB Control Program Adaptive Plan for the COVID-19 Pandemic (Contains specific guidelines on conduct of screening, testing and diagnosis, treatment, and prevention including appropriate infection prevention and control measures to protect against COVID-19)
  • National TB Health Promotion and Communication Strategy 2020 – 2023 (The strategy is aligned with the PhilSTEP’s vision of a TB-free Philippines. Through a collaborative, cohesive and comprehensive communication approach, the strategy envisions heightened attention to TB,promotes people-centered care, and reduces stigma.)
Partners Organization

List of Local Advocacy Partners

  • Philippine Information Agency
  • Department of Education
  • Department of Labor and Employment

Local/Youth/CSOs, NGOs

  • Samahang Lusog Baga
  • PhilCAT

International Partners

  • WHO
  • The Global Fund