SDG target: End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, and neglected tropical diseases.

The spike in TB cases in sub-Saharan Africa in the 1990s and 2000s offers yet more evidence of how devastating the HIV/AIDS epidemic was. HIV makes people more susceptible to TB, which explains why the region’s TB incidents went up. However, the fact that it went back down just as sharply after 2008 is evidence of how successful Africa’s HIV response has been. The next priority is for sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia to diagnose and treat all active cases of TB and close the gap with other regions.

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Below is the global progress on this indicator since 1990. Explore progress for specific countries using the drop-down menu below the chart.