Population Based National Tuberculosis Prevalence Survey among Adults (>15 Years) in Pakistan, 2010–2011


M. Straetemans, et al.

Tuberculosis (TB) is a global health problem. In 2014, an estimated 9.6 million people developed TB and 1.5 million died from the disease Currently, 22 high burden countries account for over 80% of world’s TB cases. Notification data in these countries often do not reflect the actual number of cases in the country due to incomplete coverage and absence of appropriate surveillance systems. Thus, direct measurement of the burden of disease through TB prevalence surveys remains key for understanding the spread and extent of the disease and aid in developing appropriate control measures in these settings