Like its neighbours, Zambia was devastated by the dual epidemic of TB and HIV that swept through sub-Saharan Africa in the 1980s and 1990s. However, the country has succeeded in bringing down deaths from TB by almost half since the 1990s, during a period of political stability and economic growth.
But tuberculosis remains a deadly killer disease and HIV transmission is still high. Each day, nearly 200 people fall ill with TB — many of them HIV positive — and 47 people die from it.
Stats and facts: TB in Zambia
In 2015, there were 47 deaths a day from TB in Zambia.
- Number of new TB cases: 63,000
- Deaths from TB or TB-HIV: 12,000
- Incidence: 391 per 100,000 population
- Percentage of cases with HIV: 60%