Japan-Nepal Health and Tuberculosis Research Association (JANTRA) is a non-profitable, result based and non-government organization. JANTRA is affiliated with Research Institute of Tuberculosis /Japan Anti-Tuberculosis Association, Japan as a sister organization in Nepal. JANTRA has a track record (10 years) of working at grass-root levels with the poorest and marginalized people including slum and semi-slum population. From the beginning, it has highlighted Urban TB Control and started providing service in slum and semi-slum areas. JANTRA has clear vision community free of TB, Every person has the right and access to TB care and support, stigma and discrimination have no place; and all have a better quality of life.
JANTRA has been working in the field of the Tuberculosis Control Program through gap analysis, designing effective models and mobilizing urban TB volunteers in the Kathmandu Metropolitan City. JANTRA believes community participation is key to success any public health interventions. We work in close coordination and collaboration with the National Tuberculosis Program (NTP), concerning stakeholders and partners. JANTRA is a permanent member of the Nepal Stop TB partnership (Tuberculosis Control Network).