Tuberculosis Treatment Success Rate (% of Registered Cases) rose to 77.0% in Lesotho in 2016

Tuberculosis Treatment Success Rate (% of Registered Cases) (%)
Health Care | Lesotho | May 17, 2019
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Tuberculosis treatment success rate as a percentage of all registered cases reached 77.0 % in 2016 in Lesotho, according to World Bank / WHO. This is 4.05 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, tuberculosis treatment success rate as a percentage of all registered cases in Lesotho reached an all time high of 77.0 % in 2016 and an all time low of 47.0 % in 1995. When compared to Lesotho's main peers, tuberculosis treatment success rate as a percentage of all registered cases in Botswana amounted to 79.0 %, 82.0 % in South Africa, 83.0 % in Swaziland and 81.0 % in Zimbabwe in 2016.

Lesotho has been ranked 119th within the group of 167 countries we follow in terms of tuberculosis treatment success rate as a percentage of all registered cases, 15 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

The tuberculosis treatment success rate is the percentage of new, registered smear-positive (infectious) cases that were cured or in which a full course of treatment was completed.

Tuberculosis Treatment Success Rate (% of Registered Cases) Unit 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Botswana % 78.0% 76.0% 76.0% 73.0% 77.0%
Lesotho % 65.0% 69.0% 71.0% 70.0% 70.0%
Mozambique % 85.0% ... 87.0% 88.0% 89.0%
Namibia % 85.0% 86.0% 85.0% 86.0% 87.0%
South Africa % 53.0% 77.0% 77.0% 78.0% 78.0%
Swaziland % 72.0% 72.0% 72.0% 75.0% 78.0%
Zambia % 89.0% 88.0% 85.0% 85.0% 85.0%
Zimbabwe % 76.0% 80.0% 81.0% 80.0% 81.0%