Global Health Observatory (GHO) data

How many TB cases and deaths are there?

Situation in 2014

Estimated: 9.6 million
(range: 9.1–10 million) new TB cases.

Estimated: 1.1 million
(range: 0.97–1.3 million) HIV-negative people died from TB and 0.39 million (range: 0.35–0.43 million) HIV-positive people died from TB.

Notified: 6.1 million newly diagnosed TB cases.


Trends


TB incidence has been falling globally for several years and fell at an average rate of about 1.5% per year between 2000 and 2014.

The TB mortality rate has fallen by an estimated 47% between 1990 and 2015.

The TB prevalence rate has fallen by an estimated 40% between 1990 and 2015.

The world and all of WHO’s six regions achieved the Millennium Development Goal target of halting and reversing TB incidence by 2015.

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