Global Health Observatory (GHO) data

Tuberculosis (TB)

Global situation and trends: In 2015, there were an estimated 10.4 million new (incident) TB cases worldwide, of which 5.9 million (56%) were among men, 3.5 million (34%) among women and 1.0 million (10%) among children. People living with HIV accounted for 1.2 million (11%) of all new TB cases. There were an estimated 480 000 new cases of multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) and an additional 100 000 people with rifampicin-resistant TB (RR-TB) who were also newly eligible for MDR-TB treatment. There were an estimated 1.4 million TB deaths, and an additional 0.4 million deaths resulting from TB disease among people living with HIV. Although the number of TB deaths fell by 22% between 2000 and 2015, TB remained one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide in 2015.

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Incidence

10.4 millionnew TB cases in 2015

Number of TB cases

Mortality

1.4 million TB deaths among HIV-negative people in 2015

Number of TB deaths

Lives saved

49 millionthrough effective diagnosis and treatment between 2000 and 2015

Number of deaths due to TB
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