Stats and facts: TB in Zimbabwe
In 2014, there were 21 deaths a day from TB in Zimbabwe.
- Number of new TB cases: 42,000
- Deaths from TB: 7,500
- Incidence: 278 per 100,000 population
- Percentage of cases with HIV: 68%
Zimbabwe suffered many years of political upheaval that has left thousands of people in desperate need and the country’s health system in a state of collapse. At the same time, the HIV/AIDS epidemic swept across Southern Africa.
HIV co-infection is present in 68% of Zimbabwe’s TB cases, yet the national government funds only 7% the nation’s required TB budget. Though the international community funds a further 60% of the budget, the rest remains unfunded.