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UNDP, working in partnership with the Global Fund and national partners, has successfully treated 10,700 cases of TB contributing to a significant decline in TB related mortality over the last decade.

Key results - TB

The National TB Programme (NTP) of Turkmenistan has made significant progress in control of TB over the last decade, resulting in reductions in both incidence and mortality of TB. Since 2010 UNDP has been working in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Medical Industry of Turkmenistan to support the NTP by strengthening TB prevention, diagnostics, and treatment through a Global Fund grant. To date this programme has successfully treated 10,700 cases of TB.

Case detection rate for TB

Source: World Health Organization (2017)

TB treatment coverage

Source: World Health Organization (2017)

10,600 cases successfully treated

Source: UNDP (2018)

TB incidence

Source: World Health Organization

TB related mortality

Source: World Health Organization

Key results - Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR-TB)

MDR-TB is TB that does not respond to at least isoniazid and rifampicin, the two most powerful anti-TB drugs. The reasons why multidrug resistance continues to emerge, and spread are mismanagement of TB treatment and person-to-person transmission. In some cases, even more severe drug-resistant TB may develop. Extensively drug-resistant TB, (XDR-TB), is a form of multidrug-resistant TB with additional resistance to more anti-TB drugs that therefore responds to even fewer available medicines. It has been reported in 117 countries worldwide.

1,957 MDR-TB cases were enrolled on treatment in Turkmenistan between 2013 and 2016. Treatment of extremely drug-resistant TB (XDR-TB) with “novel” TB drugs has been available since mid-2017. Ninety four percent of national tuberculosis programme needs are currently covered by the Government of Turkmenistan. Being an upper middle-income country, Turkmenistan received the Global Fund’s transitional grant for 2018-2021. This grant is the last to be funded by the Global Fund and supports the National TB Programme’s Sustainability and Transition Plan activities.

340 estimated cases of MDR or RR-TB (2017)

Source: World Health Organization

Treatment success rate for MDR-TB (2017)

Source: World Health Organization

1,957 people put on treatment for MDR-TB – cumulative for 2013-2018

Source: UNDP

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