TB Epidemiology


•         With 8.8 Mi new cases annually and almost 1,5 Mi deaths, TB is still a leading mortality factor

•         TB is the leading killer of people with HIV

•         22 HBC (High Burden Country) countries account for 80% of the incidence

•         Annually over USD 1 Bi was spent on TB diagnostics in 2009, and the sum is increasing

•         TB drains 12 billion USD from the annual incomes of the poorest communities

•         Loss of productivity attributable to TB approaches 7% of GDP in some countries

•         In 2009 there were 9,7 million orphan children a a result of TB deaths


Nearly 4,000 people die from TB daily,

a curable disease in most cases !!