Tuberculosis (TB)

Drug-resistant TB: global situation

Summary of global burden

  • Globally in 2014, there were an estimated 3.3% of new cases and 20% of previously treated cases with MDR-TB.
  • Drug resistance surveillance data show that an estimated 480 000 people developed MDR-TB in 2014 and 190 000 people died.
  • 300 000 cases of MDR-TB estimated among TB patients reported by national TB programmes in 2014.
  • Extensively drug-resistant TB (XDR-TB) has been reported by 105 countries in 2014. On average, an estimated 9.7% of people with MDR-TB have XDR-TB.
Global diagnosis and notification of MDR-TB 2013.

Maps, graphs and tables related to global burden and progress

Fact sheets and presentations

Progress reports