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Indonesia hosts 17 percent of missing TB cases worldwide

Indonesia hosts 17 percent of the missing—undiagnosed and diagnosed but not reported—TB cases worldwide.


Devdiscourse News Desk 04 Jun 2018, 08:21 PM Indonesia
  • Indonesia’s National Tuberculosis Prevalence Survey (NPS) indicates that 74 percent of looking for TB care. (Image Credit: Twitter)

Tuberculosis is an urgent health problem in Indonesia, with 1 million people estimated develop new cases of active TB every year.

In addition, Indonesia hosts 17 percent of the missing—undiagnosed and diagnosed but not reported—TB cases worldwide, as per USAID.

While progress is evident in the decline estimated incidence of TB and higher treatment success rate in Indonesia, there is still a considerable distance to travel in the fight against tuberculosis.

Indonesia’s National Tuberculosis Prevalence Survey (NPS) indicates that 74 percent of looking for TB care and almost half of all TB treatment occurs in the private sector among general practitioners, clinics, and hospitals that operate outside of the public healthcare system

 

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