Results: Financing DOTS expansion
Countries reporting to WHO
Financial data were received from 123 countries (58%; Table 15). Of the countries that reported, 77 (63%) provided complete budget data for 2003 including disaggregated budgets by line item and by funding source. Seventy-four (60%) submitted complete, disaggregated expenditure data for fiscal year 2002. A total of 113 countries (53%) provided estimates of the numbers of cases treated in 2003, the average number of clinic visits made by patients during TB treatment, and the average number of days patients were hospitalized for TB care.
Among the HBCs, only South Africa and Zimbabwe did not provide financial data (Table 16). Seventeen (77%) provided complete budget data for fiscal year 2003 and 15 (68%) submitted complete expenditure data from fiscal year 2002. Sixteen of the HBCs estimated the number of cases to be treated in 2003 and quantified the expected number of clinic visits and hospital days for these patients.