Democratic Republic of the CongoTuberculosis profile
Population  2016 79 million
Estimates of TB burden*, 2016 Number (thousands) Rate
(per 100 000 population)
Mortality (excludes HIV+TB) 53 (31–80) 67 (39–101)
Mortality (HIV+TB only) 8.5 (4–15) 11 (5.1–19)
Incidence  (includes HIV+TB) 254 (165–363) 323 (209–461)
Incidence (HIV+TB only) 20 (13–29) 26 (17–37)
Incidence (MDR/RR-TB)** 7.6 (3.9–11) 9.7 (4.9–15)
Estimated TB incidence by age and sex (thousands)*, 2016
  0-14 years > 14 years Total
Females 15 (9.1–21) 82 (50–114) 97 (59–134)
Males 17 (10–24) 141 (86–196) 158 (96–220)
Total 32 (19–44) 222 (135–310) 254 (165–363)
TB case notifications, 2016  
Total cases notified 132 515
Total new and relapse 130 596
          - % tested with rapid diagnostics at time of diagnosis  
          - % with known HIV status 54%
          - % pulmonary 82%
          - % bacteriologically confirmed among pulmonary 81%
Universal health coverage and social protection  
TB treatment coverage (notified/estimated incidence), 2016 51% (36–79)
TB patients facing catastrophic total costs  
TB case fatality ratio (estimated mortality/estimated incidence), 2016 0.25 (0.13–0.4)
TB/HIV care in new and relapse TB patients, 2016 Number (%)
Patients with known HIV-status who are HIV-positive 8 344 12%
          - on antiretroviral therapy 6 241 75%
Drug-resistant TB care, 2016 New cases Previously treated
cases
Total
number***
Estimated MDR/RR-TB cases among notified
pulmonary TB cases
  3 600
(2 300–5 000)
Estimated % of TB cases with MDR/RR-TB 2.2% (1–3.5) 17% (9.6–24)  
% notified tested for rifampicin resistance 2% 6% 13 273
MDR/RR-TB cases tested for resistance to second-line drugs   223
Laboratory-confirmed cases MDR/RR-TB: 709, XDR-TB: 39
Patients started on treatment **** MDR/RR-TB: 637, XDR-TB: 15
Treatment success rate and cohort size Success Cohort
New cases registered in 2015 89% 111 774
Previously treated cases registered in 2015 77% 5 399
HIV-positive TB cases registered in 2015    
MDR/RR-TB cases started on second-line treatment in 2014 75% 448
XDR-TB cases started on second-line treatment in 2014   0
TB preventive treatment, 2016  
% 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
6.3% (5.8–6.9)
TB financing, 2017  
National TB budget (US$ millions) 57
Funding source: 3% domestic, 48% international, 49% 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 2016 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, 2016
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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
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__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: 2017-12-15 Data: www.who.int/tb/data