Saudi Health reduces tuberculosis infections by 21% in 7 years


MOH successfully treated 90% of infected cases in 2021

Riyadh: Saudi Ministry of Health stated that its national program to combat tuberculosis was able to reduce the rate of infections by 21% during 2022 compared to 2015.

The ministry added that the program succeeded in reducing death rates by 12.3% in the same period, while successfully treating 89.5% of infected cases in 2021.

Tuberculosis cases reported for this year in Saudi Arabia reached 1622 all around the country, the disease is considered one of the deadliest globally, with more than 28000  new cases everyday around the world , and a 14% fatality rate.