Gender and tuberculosis
Gender and health information sheet
Globally, 8.4 million people are estimated to develop tuberculosis (TB) each year, and nearly 2 million deaths result from the disease. TB incidence and prevalence is higher in adult males than in adult females. Examining the gender dimensions of TB is thus important for overcoming barriers to effective rpevention, coverage and treatment of tuberculosis. This information sheet presents evidence about sex, gender and TB and points out research gaps as well as policy implications.