TB Indicators

Tuberculosis (TB) Indicators

The World Health Assembly in May 2014 initiated the ‘End TB Strategy’. Covering the period between 2016-2035 the overall goal is to “End the global tuberculosis epidemic”, and correspondingly ambitious targets for reductions in tuberculosis deaths and cases are set for 2030 (80% reduction in incidence rate compared with the level of 2015) and 2035 (90% reduction in incidence rate). The tuberculosis incidence rate (SDG Indicator 3.3.2) was ultimately selected as an indicator for measuring reductions in the number of
cases of disease burden.

South Africa faces a uniquely high burden of disease challenge with respect to TB due to the overall high co-infection rate of TB and HIV which makes the population more susceptible, harder to treat and more likely to pass the infection to additional people including Multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) and Extensively drug-resistant TB (XDR TB).

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These sets of infographics make use of the latest publicly available data. Due to the pressing need for this information, data is presented at District Municipality scale. The team is working on higher resolution maps. Data was sourced from the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), Health Systems Trust, Global Health Observatory of the World Health Organisation (WHO), National Census, and 2016 Community Survey (abbreviated CS 2016). 

District Health Barometer 2018/19

Health and well-being indicators have been identified from publicly available Health Systems Trust (HST), which has more than 250 indicators of delivery of selected healthcare services in the public health sector across the provinces, districts and local municipalities/sub-districts of South Africa. A reformatted version of the 2018/19 District Health Barometer (DHB) health indicator dataset provided by the HST is available for download.