World TB Day 2016

In 2016 the United Nations has adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) providing a new development framework for 2016-2030, replacing the 2000-2015 Millennium Development Goal (MDG) framework. Under Goal 3 of the SDGs specifically pertaining to health, target 3.3 states- By 2030, end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases, combat hepatitis, waterborne and other communicable diseases.
The WHO South-East Asia Region is home to 26% of the world’s population, but accounts for 41% of the global burden of TB incidence. In the Region in 2014, TB prevalence was estimated at 5.4 million cases while TB incidence was around 4 million. Eliminating the disease in the Region is critical to ending the global TB epidemic.
Addressing the determinants of TB such as poverty and direct risk factors e.g, overcrowding and poorly ventilated living and working environment have to be shared by all stakeholders. Eliminating TB should take significant effort and requires effective operationalization of the END TB Strategy that includes political commitment, better financing system, universal access to high quality care, and poverty reduction strategies.

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Global burden

41%The proportion of the global burden of TB in the Region

Refer to Pie chart
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TB Prevalence

5.4 millionTB prevalence in the Region

Refer to SEAR TB Annual Report 2016
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TB Incidence

4 millionTB new cases every year in the Region

Refer to SEAR TB Annual Report 2016
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