Multi-Drug Resistant TBTHE GLOBAL MDR-TB BURDEN

Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis [MDR-TB]: resistance to atleast two first-line anti-TB medicines

Estimated percentage of the world‘s population infected with the bacteria that cause TB

How many of these people will become sick with active TB

Number of new cases of TB globally each year

Number of deaths each year

Estimated number of cases of MDR-TB in 2011 by WHO

How much MDR-TB treatment can cost per patient

How long it can take to cure MDR-TB

Percentage of worldwide cases that occur in China, India, Russia and South Africa

TB is a leading killer of people living with HIV causing one quarter of all deaths

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