Incidence of tuberculosis per 100,000 people reached 423 persons in 2017 in Namibia, according to World Bank / WHO. This is 5.16 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, incidence of tuberculosis per 100,000 people in Namibia reached an all time high of 1,356 persons in 1999 and an all time low of 375 persons in 1992. When compared to Namibia's main peers, incidence of tuberculosis per 100,000 people in Angola amounted to 359 persons, 300 persons in Botswana, 567 persons in South Africa and 221 persons in Zimbabwe in 2017.
Namibia has been ranked 11th within the group of 176 countries we follow in terms of incidence of tuberculosis per 100,000 people, 7 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.
The incidence of tuberculosis is the estimated number of new pulmonary, smear-positive, and extra-pulmonary tuberculosis cases.