Democratic Republic of the CongoTuberculosis profile
Population  2015 77 million
Estimates of TB burden*, 2015 Number (thousands) Rate
(per 100 000 population)
Mortality (excludes HIV+TB) 51 (30–77) 66 (39–99)
Mortality (HIV+TB only) 16 (13–20) 21 (17–26)
Incidence  (includes HIV+TB) 250 (162–357) 324 (210–463)
Incidence (HIV+TB only) 39 (23–57) 50 (30–74)
Incidence (MDR/RR-TB)** 10 (4.6–15) 13 (6–19)
Estimated TB incidence by age and sex (thousands)*, 2015
  0-14 years > 14 years Total
Females 18 (8.8–27) 91 (43–139) 109 (52–165)
Males 15 (9–21) 126 (86–167) 142 (95–188)
Total 33 (21–45) 217 (162–272) 250 (162–357)
TB case notifications, 2015  
Total cases notified 120 508
Total new and relapse 119 213
          - % tested with rapid diagnostics at time of diagnosis 10%
          - % with known HIV status 50%
          - % pulmonary 82%
          - % bacteriologically confirmed among pulmonary 83%
Universal health coverage and social protection  
TB treatment coverage (notified/estimated incidence), 2015 48% (33–74)
TB patients facing catastrophic total costs  
TB case fatality ratio (estimated mortality/estimated incidence), 2015 0.28 (0.16–0.46)
TB/HIV care in new and relapse TB patients, 2015 Number (%)
Patients with known HIV-status who are HIV-positive 7 154 12%
          - on antiretroviral therapy 4 776 67%
Drug-resistant TB care, 2015 New cases Previously treated
cases
Total
number***
Estimated MDR/RR-TB cases among notified
pulmonary TB cases
  4 000
(2 300–5 700)
Estimated % of TB cases with MDR/RR-TB 3.2% (1.4–5) 14% (6.9–21)  
% notified tested for rifampicin resistance 2% 76% 9 028
MDR/RR-TB cases tested for resistance to second-line drugs   6
Laboratory-confirmed cases MDR/RR-TB: 499, XDR-TB: 4
Patients started on treatment **** MDR/RR-TB: 413, XDR-TB: 0
Treatment success rate and cohort size Success Cohort
New cases registered in 2014 89% 112 969
Previously treated cases registered in 2014 65% 1 099
HIV-positive TB cases, all types, registered in 2014    
MDR/RR-TB cases started on second-line treatment in 2013 63% 268
XDR-TB cases started on second-line treatment in 2013   0
TB preventive treatment, 2015  
% of HIV-positive people (newly enrolled in care) on preventive treatment  
% of children (aged < 5) household contacts of bacteriologically-confirmed
TB cases on preventive treatment
 
TB financing, 2016  
National TB budget (US$ millions) 60
Funding source: 3% domestic, 60% international, 37% unfunded
* Ranges represent uncertainty intervals
** MDR is TB resistant to rifampicin and isoniazid; RR is TB resistant to rifampicin
*** Includes cases with unknown previous TB treatment history
**** Includes patients diagnosed before 2015 and patients who were not laboratory-confirmed
***
(Rate per 100 000 population per year)
Mortality graph
   Mortality  (excludes HIV+TB)

(Rate per 100 000 population per year)
Incidence graph
   Incidence
   Notified (new and relapse)
   Incidence (HIV+TB only)

Notified cases by age group and sex, 2015
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FemalesMales

Treatment success rate (%)
tx success graph
   
New cases
   Previously treated cases
   HIV-positive   MDR/RR-TB   XDR-TB

Total budget (US$ millions)
Budget funding Graph
__Unfunded
__Funded internationally
__Funded domestically
 
 Data are as reported to WHO. Estimates of TB and MDR-TB burden are produced by WHO in consultation with countries.
 Generated: 2016-12-11 Data: www.who.int/tb/data