Tuberculosis (TB)

Monitoring and evaluation

A woman talks with a group looking at a data collection form during a pilot phase of the national TB prevalence survey in Myanmar.

Establishing a reliable monitoring and evaluation system with regular communication between the central and peripheral levels of the health system is vital. This requires standardized recording of individual patient data, including information on treatment outcomes, which are then used to compile quarterly treatment outcomes in cohorts of patients.

Key topics

TB data

TB country profiles, data visualizations, and information from WHO's global TB database and the latest Global tuberculosis report.

WHO Global Task Force on TB impact measurement

The Task Force was established in June 2006 and includes experts in TB epidemiology, statistics and modelling, representatives from major technical and financial partners, and representatives from countries with a high burden of TB.

MDR-TB surveillance

The Global Project on Anti-TB Drug Resistance Surveillance is the oldest and largest project on surveillance of anti-microbial resistance in the world, reaching a milestone of 20 years of operations in 2014. Data on resistance to TB drugs are available for 144 countries, accounting for 95% of the world’s population and TB cases.

Financing and economics

The Global TB Programme has three main focus areas related to TB financing and economics: global financial monitoring; national planning and budgeting and economic evaluation of TB interventions.