Quick TB Stats

The WHO lists 22 countries carrying the highest TB burden with 80% of all cases worldwide. The Philippines ranks 9th on this list. Tuberculosis is the 6th leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the country. We have nearly a quarter of a million new TB cases each year, with an estimated incidence of 287 per 100,000 population (107 Filipinos died from TB daily in 2006). By 2008, the country achieved a TB case detection rate of 77% (exceeding the national and global target of 70%). Currently, the national TB treatment success rate is at 89% (above the national target of 85%).1-2