Global Health Observatory (GHO)

How many TB cases and deaths are there?

Situation in 2012

Estimated: 8.6 million (8.3–9.0 million) new TB cases.

Estimated: 0.94 million
(0.79–1.1 million) people died from TB and 0.32 million (0.30–0.34 million)
HIV-positive people died from TB.

Notified: 5.7 million newly diagnosed TB cases.


TB incidence has been falling globally for several years and dropped by 2% between 2011 and 2012.

TB death rate has fallen by 45% between 1990 and 2012.

The world and all of WHO’s six regions are on track to achieve the Millennium Development Goal target that TB incidence rates should be falling by 2015.