Tuberculosis (TB)

Country data by WHO Region


Eastern Mediterranean: country data

Bahrain

Of the 263 total TB cases, 73 were in nationals.

Kuwait

Treatment after default cases were included under new smear-positive cases.

Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

“Transfer out” treatment outcomes were all non-nationals who left the country. Among the remaining patients, the success rate was 74%.

Morocco

Among 13 009 new pulmonary laboratory-confirmed cases, 167 cases were smear-negative but culture-positive.

Oman

Treatment outcomes excluded cases in non-nationals who must leave the country after conversion to smear-negative status.

Qatar

From 95 notified cases, 14 were in nationals. Among the cohort of 64 cases evaluated for treatment outcome, 10 were in nationals.

Saudi Arabia

Treatment outcomes excluded 276 cases in non-nationals that left the country, and 33 cases that were not evaluated for other reasons.

Somalia

There is a discrepancy between the population estimate used by the national TB programme (6 992 904) and that used by the UN (9 890 068). Using the country’s population estimate, there would be 40 645 estimated TB cases (of which, 18 154 smear-positive cases), and DOTS detection of smear-positive cases would be 40% (instead of 29%).

Sudan

DOTS coverage was not reported, but assumed to be same as in the previous report.

Syrian Arab Republic

Notification data do not include 26 cases diagnosed in prison.

West Bank and Gaza Strip

DOTS coverage was not reported, but assumed to be same as in the previous report.

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