The National tuberculosis and Leprosy Training Centre was established seventeen years ago, precisely in 1991. It has three mandates, patient care, training, and research on TB and Leprosy. It is not a surprise that the mandate has been extended consciously to cover for HIV/AIDS. Structurally, the institution has recently been upgraded with enough facilities to handle international trainings on TB/HIV/AIDS. There are recently built clinics, laboratories, training classrooms, conference hall, library, hostel- they are designed to meet the standard of infection control in the facility. The centre also has a 24 hour wireless internet facility and a website to meet the challenges of international courses.
The hospital wing of the centre has 140 beds, digitalized X-ray Unit, and a serology laboratory facility which complement the training unit of the centre in conducting courses on STOP TB Strategy, HIV care and support. Moreover, the ongoing installation of the BL3 containment laboratory for culture and DST couple with a PCR facility will enhance the centre to conduct routine surveillance and diagnosis of MDR/XDR TB. Furthermore, the centre as a National reference laboratory will enable it conduct training courses on drug resistant tuberculosis locally and internationally. Its serene environment enables good learning.