Tuberculosis Case Detection Rate (%, All Forms) rose to 68.0% in Malawi in 2017

Tuberculosis Case Detection Rate (%, All Forms) (%)
Health Care | Malawi | May 17, 2019
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Tuberculosis case detection rate reached 68.0 % in 2017 in Malawi, according to World Bank / WHO. This is 25.9 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, tuberculosis case detection rate in Malawi reached an all time high of 68.0 % in 2017 and an all time low of 38.0 % in 1992. When compared to Malawi's main peers, tuberculosis case detection rate in Mozambique amounted to 52.0 %, 68.0 % in South Africa, 44.0 % in Tanzania and 58.0 % in Zambia in 2017.

Malawi has been ranked 124th within the group of 173 countries we follow in terms of tuberculosis case detection rate, 26 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

The tuberculosis case detection rate (all forms) is the proportion of newly notified tuberculosis cases (including relapses) to estimated incident cases (case detection, all forms).

Tuberculosis Case Detection Rate (%, All Forms) Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Angola % 51.0% 54.0% 60.0% 54.0% 58.0%
Botswana % 67.0% 74.0% 78.0% 72.0% 63.0%
Dem. Republic of the Congo % 50.0% 48.0% 48.0% 48.0% 48.0%
Kenya % 45.0% 45.0% 45.0% 45.0% 45.0%
Lesotho % 53.0% 52.0% 49.0% 48.0% 44.0%
Malawi % 40.0% 43.0% 41.0% 42.0% 46.0%
Mozambique % 33.0% 34.0% 37.0% 39.0% 38.0%
Namibia % 80.0% 80.0% 80.0% 80.0% 80.0%
South Africa % 75.0% 68.0% 68.0% 68.0% 68.0%
Swaziland % 80.0% 80.0% 80.0% 80.0% 80.0%
Tanzania % 31.0% 34.0% 38.0% 36.0% 37.0%
Uganda % 64.0% 60.0% 60.0% 56.0% 52.0%
Zambia % 64.0% 61.0% 61.0% 60.0% 58.0%
Zimbabwe % 70.0% 68.0% 72.0% 69.0% 71.0%