Data and statistics

Tuberculosis: global situation and trends
TB ranks as the second leading cause of death from a single infectious agent, after the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). 9 million people fell ill with TB in 2013, including 1.1 million cases among people living with HIV. In 2013, 1.5 million people died from TB, including 360 000 among people who were HIV-positive.

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9 millionnew TB cases in 2013.

Number of TB cases


45% declinebetween 1990 and 2013.

Number of TB deaths

Lives saved

37 millionpeople through effective diagnosis and treatment between 2000 and 2013.

Number of deaths due to TB

Mortality and global health estimates

Essential health technologies

Essential medicines

Governance and aid effectiveness

Health financing

Health workforce

Service delivery

Health equity monitor

International Health Regulations (2005) Monitoring Framework

Women and health

Urban health


Risk factors

Health systems response

Infectious diseases

Global influenza virological surveillance

Meningococcal meningitis

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

Injuries and violence

Road safety

Violence against women

Substance use and mental health

Substance use disorders

Mental health

Environmental health

Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)

MDG 1: child underweight

MDG 4: child health

MDG 4: immunization

MDG 5: maternal and reproductive health


MDG 6: malaria

MDG 6: neglected tropical diseases

MDG 6: tuberculosis

MDG 7: water and sanitation

MDG 8: essential medicines