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WHO Global TB Report 2022

Published on October 31, 2022
Current Context: The World Health Organization released the Global TB Report 2022.
WHO Global TB Report 2022
  • The Global TB Report 2022 mentioned the impact of COVID-19 on the diagnosis, treatment, and burden of Tuberculosis (TB) all over the world.
  • According to the report, more than 10.6 million people fell ill due to TB in 2021, marking a 4.5% increase in the disease burden compared to 2020.
  • Out of 10.3 million TB patients globally, India alone accounted for 28% (2.8 million) of the TB cases, followed by Indonesia (9.2%), China (7.4%), and the Philippines (7%).
  • It was observed that cases related to Multiple Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR-TB) saw an increase of 3% globally between 2020 and 2021.
  • The report mentioned that the world reported the death of 1.6 million TB patients in 2021, out of which 187,000 were HIV (+ve) patients.
  • According to the report, India saw an 18% decline in TB incidence in 2021 (210 cases per 100,000 population) compared to the baseline year 2015 (256 cases per 100,000 population).
  • The WHO is a United Nations agency that was established in 1948 with its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The current Director General of the WHO is Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

Question:

Q.1 According to the Global TB Report 2022, India accounted for ____ of the global TB burden in 2021.
a. 25%
b. 26%
c. 27%
d. 28%
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