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Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) is a major public health problem in Malawi.  In 2013, 20,335 new and relapse cases and 1,400 deaths were reported in Malawi.  The World Health Organization estimates that only 78% of TB cases are diagnosed in Malawi. Six in ten people with TB are also infected with HIV.  The number of TB cases in Malawi increased steadily from 1995 until 2003, when it reached its peak (28,000 cases).  Since 2003, there has been a downward trend to just over 20,000 cases recorded in 2013. This promising news is largely due to the efforts of the National TB Control Program (NTP) and its partners.

USAID shares the NTP vision of a tuberculosis-free Malawi and its activities work to reduce the morbidity, mortality, and transmission of tuberculosis until the disease is no longer a public health problem. 

Last updated: November 15, 2019

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