TB has been high in the country, particularly in densely populated areas.
The National Capital District has been identified as the most important and visible “TB Hotspot”.
It carries the highest TB burden, four times higher than the national average notification rate.
According to Businesses4Health:TB, an NGO pushing to reduce TB statistics, NCD is vulnerable given high population mobility, poor basic TB control and crowded settlements.
It records high rate of drug susceptible (DS) TB, drug resistant (DR) TB and issues around TB-HIV co-infection.