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According to the Ministry of Health and Social Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the country made a good progress in the tuberculosis incidence and mortality.

Over the last 10 years the incidence of TB in Kazakhstan decreased by 2.2 times and the mortality rate decreased by 5 times. In 2015, the incidence decreased by 11.9% and amounted to 58.5 per 100 thousand population (in 2014 – 66.4), the mortality rate decreased by 22.4% and amounted to 3.8 per 100 thousand population (in 2014 – 4.9) (Health Ministry)

The effective treatment of newly diagnosed patients with sensitive tuberculosis in 2015 improved and reached 87.6% compared to 86.4% in 2014 (WHO standard – 85%).

“Today, all regions of the country are provided with modern equipment for diagnosis of tuberculosis, including its drug-resistant forms. The country has sufficient level of necessary medicines, “the ministry informed.


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