Global tuberculosis report 2018
WHO has published a global TB report every year since 1997. The main aim of the report is to provide 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. This is done in the context of recommended global TB strategies and targets endorsed by WHO’s Member States and broader development goals set by the United Nations (UN).
The 2018 edition of the global TB report was released on 18 September, in the lead up to the first-ever UN High Level Meeting on TB on 26 September 2018.
The data in this report are updated annually.
Global TB reports from previous years are available from the WHO Institutional Repository for Information Sharing (IRIS) and can be found here.
Please note that direct comparisons between estimates of TB disease burden in the latest report and previous reports are not appropriate. The most recent time-series of estimates are published in the 2018 global TB report.
Annex 1: The WHO global TB database
Annex 2: Country profiles for 30 high TB burden countries
Annex 3: Regional and global profiles
Annex 4: TB burden estimates, notifications and treatment outcomes for individual countries and territories, WHO regions and the world
Technical appendix: Methods to estimate the global burden of TB disease (available online only)
Technical appendix: Methods to estimate eligibility for latent TB infection treatment (available online only)
Example maps showing sub-national TB surveillance data on the DHIS2 platform at https://tbhistoric.org
The report was first posted on 18 September 2018. Minor updates were made as follows:
21 September 2018: corrections made in Table 3.6 and Figure 6.2.2
9 October 2018: Annex 3 and Annex 4 were added
11 October 2018: a minor update to figure 3.25
30 October 2018: a minor update to box 4.3.
28 February 2019: an addition to the acknowledgements and a minor correction in chapter 4's key facts section.