Tuberculosis

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 46% of the global burden of TB incidence. In the Region in 2015 TB incidence was estimated around 4.7 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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TB burden, 2015

46%The proportion of the global TB incidence in the Region

Refer to Pie chart
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TB Mortality, 2015

710 000 TB deaths
and additional 74 000 deaths from TB-HIV coinfection in the Region

Refer to SEAR TB Annual Report 2016
pdf, 514kb

MDR/RR-TB incidence, 2015

34%The proportion of global estimates multidrug-resistant/rifampicin-resistant new cases from the Region

Refer to SEAR TB Annual Report 2016
pdf, 919kb