WHO Ranks Nigeria 4th Country With Highest TB Cases

0
WHO Logo
Live Covid-19
United States 3,012,436
Cases: 3,012,436
Deaths: 132,753
Recovered: 1,303,535
Active: 1,576,148
Brazil 1,613,351
Cases: 1,613,351
Deaths: 65,120
Recovered: 978,615
Active: 569,616
India 720,346
Cases: 720,346
Deaths: 20,174
Recovered: 440,150
Active: 260,022
Russia 687,862
Cases: 687,862
Deaths: 10,296
Recovered: 454,329
Active: 223,237
Peru 302,718
Cases: 302,718
Deaths: 10,589
Recovered: 193,957
Active: 98,172
Spain 298,869
Cases: 298,869
Deaths: 28,388
Recovered:
Active: 270,481
Chile 298,557
Cases: 298,557
Deaths: 6,384
Recovered: 264,371
Active: 27,802
United Kingdom 285,768
Cases: 285,768
Deaths: 44,236
Recovered:
Active: 241,532
Mexico 256,848
Cases: 256,848
Deaths: 30,639
Recovered: 155,604
Active: 70,605
Iran 243,051
Cases: 243,051
Deaths: 11,731
Recovered: 204,083
Active: 27,237
Italy 241,819
Cases: 241,819
Deaths: 34,869
Recovered: 192,241
Active: 14,709
Pakistan 231,818
Cases: 231,818
Deaths: 4,762
Recovered: 131,649
Active: 95,407
Saudi Arabia 213,716
Cases: 213,716
Deaths: 1,968
Recovered: 149,634
Active: 62,114
Turkey 206,844
Cases: 206,844
Deaths: 5,241
Recovered: 182,995
Active: 18,608
Germany 198,017
Cases: 198,017
Deaths: 9,090
Recovered: 182,200
Active: 6,727
South Africa 196,750
Cases: 196,750
Deaths: 3,199
Recovered: 93,315
Active: 100,236
France 168,335
Cases: 168,335
Deaths: 29,920
Recovered: 77,308
Active: 61,107
Bangladesh 165,618
Cases: 165,618
Deaths: 2,096
Recovered: 76,149
Active: 87,373
Colombia 117,110
Cases: 117,110
Deaths: 4,064
Recovered: 47,881
Active: 65,165
Canada 105,764
Cases: 105,764
Deaths: 8,687
Recovered: 69,431
Active: 27,646
Qatar 100,345
Cases: 100,345
Deaths: 133
Recovered: 93,898
Active: 6,314
China 83,557
Cases: 83,557
Deaths: 4,634
Recovered: 78,518
Active: 405
Argentina 77,815
Cases: 77,815
Deaths: 1,523
Recovered: 28,531
Active: 47,761
Egypt 75,253
Cases: 75,253
Deaths: 3,343
Recovered: 20,726
Active: 51,184
Sweden 71,419
Cases: 71,419
Deaths: 5,420
Recovered:
Active: 65,999
Indonesia 64,958
Cases: 64,958
Deaths: 3,241
Recovered: 29,919
Active: 31,798
Belarus 63,804
Cases: 63,804
Deaths: 429
Recovered: 51,120
Active: 12,255
Ecuador 62,380
Cases: 62,380
Deaths: 4,821
Recovered: 28,872
Active: 28,687
Iraq 62,275
Cases: 62,275
Deaths: 2,567
Recovered: 34,741
Active: 24,967
Belgium 62,016
Cases: 62,016
Deaths: 9,771
Recovered: 17,091
Active: 35,154

A new report on global burden of disease released on Thursday, by the World Health Organisation (WHO) has ranked Nigeria 4th among six countries with the highest burden of Tuberculosis (TB).

The report revealed that Nigeria and five other countries including India, Indonesia, China, Pakistan and South Africa accounted for 60 per cent of the total TB cases in 2015 worldwide.

The report, which showed that an estimated 10.4 million new TB cases were diagnosed in 2015 globally further revealed that estimated 1.8 million people died from TB in 2015.

It also reported that a total of 0.4 million were co-infected with HIV.

The new data published by WHO in its 2016 “Global Tuberculosis Report” pointed out that these countries need to move much faster to prevent, detect, and treat the disease if they are to meet global targets.

AdvertisementMedium Rectangle Online Business MyeBookHub Ad

According to the report, “Although global TB deaths fell by 22 percent between 2000 and 2015, the disease was one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide in 2015, responsible for more deaths than HIV and malaria.

WHO in the report regretted that the gaps in testing for TB and reporting new cases remain major challenges. “Of the estimated 10.4 million new cases, only 6.1 million were detected and officially notified in 2015, leaving a gap of 4.3 million. This gap is due to underreporting of TB cases especially in countries with large unregulated private sectors, and under-diagnosis in countries with major barriers to accessing care.

“In addition, the rate of reduction in TB cases remained static at 1.5 percent from 2014 to 2015. This needs to accelerate to 4 –5 percent by 2020 to reach the first milestones of the World Health Assembly-approved “End TB Strategy”, the report noted.

ALSO READ:  I'm Ready For Probe —Sanusi

Reacting to the report, WHO Director General, Dr Margaret Chan lamented that global actions and investments to end tuberculosis epidemic are falling far short.

She noted that Governments have agreed on targets to end the tuberculosis epidemic both at the World Health Assembly and at the United Nations General Assembly within the context of the Sustainable Development Goals, adding that; “We face an uphill battle to reach the global targets for tuberculosis.”

Advertisement
Loading...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here