Decline in TB burden

Overall, the story of progress against TB is commendable. Global TB treatment programs averted 49 million deaths between 2000 and 2015 (including 10 million HIV-positive people).

The number of deaths from TB in 2015 would have been more than three times higher in absence of interventions. In countries supported by the Global Fund, the mortality rate from TB declined 35 percent and actual deaths declined 21 percent between 2000 and 2015 (excluding HIV-positive people). Additionally, the number of TB cases in countries where the Global Fund invests went down 5 percent between 2005 and 2015.

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