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The Kenya Association for the Prevention of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases (KAPTLD) is a professional, non-profit, reference organization whose mission is to improve lung health in Kenya and beyond, through partnership, advocacy, research, innovation, education, training and technical support. A membership organization (just like the IUATLD) with leadership provided by chest medicine specialists (functions as the Kenya Thoracic Society).

KAPT was formed and registered under the societies act in 1956 as the local chapter of the International Union Against Tuberculosis (IUAT/KAPT). In 1997 both IUAT and KAPT changed their names to incorporate Lung Disease (LD) and thus IUATLD/KAPTLD.

Known internationally for its world acclaimed successful implementation of the Public Private Mix (PPM) model for TB care and prevention that is currently being replicated by other countries, KAPTLD’s other areas of interest and engagement include: Tuberculosis, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Community Acquired Respiratory Infections, in both children and adults, including Viral pneumonia (Influenza, SARS), Occupational lung disease and Environmental health (Climate change and lung health, Air pollution and lung health) and Tobacco control.

Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, KAPTLD works in partnership with the National Tuberculosis, Leprosy and Lung Health Program (NTLP) and County Governments to achieve its goals.


Overall Objectives

KAPTLD’s objectives are achieved through:


ü  Advocacy for the development of appropriate lung health policies and the implementation of robust, well-resourced and technically sound lung health programs leading to the prevention, care and control of lung diseases in Kenya;


ü  Training and education activities coupled with the provision of technical support to a wide array of care providers to raise a critical mass of health care providers with appropriate knowledge and skills in the care of respiratory patients;


ü  The Provision of appropriate technical support to the National Tuberculosis, Leprosy and Lung Health Program  (NTLP) and other disease control programs of the Ministry of Health and community-based organizations to strengthen the national response to prioritized lung diseases and


ü  Supporting the promotion of appropriate research programs to inform policy development and improvement.




To be the leading reference organization providing world class lung health solutions in Kenya and beyond



To promote and improve lung health in Kenya and beyond through partnership, advocacy, research & innovation, education, training and technical support.   


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