Tuberculosis treatment success rate

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What you should know about this indicator

  • This definition of treatment success doesn’t necessarily require bacterial evidence that the tuberculosis bacteria are completely gone from their body, which is partly because these tests are less accurate for some demographics, such as children and people with HIV/AIDS, who respond differently to the disease
  • Relapse cases may not consistently be included by all countries
Tuberculosis treatment success rate
Treatment success rate among new and relapse cases.
WHO (2023) – with minor processing by Our World in Data
Last updated
November 27, 2023
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WHO has published a global tuberculosis (TB) report every year since 1997. The report provides a comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of the TB epidemic, and of progress in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the disease at global, regional and country levels.

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December 11, 2023
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Global tuberculosis report 2023. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2023.

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