Health & Environment

Saudi Arabia reduces tuberculosis infections by 21pc in 7 years

Saudi Arabia’s national programme to combat tuberculosis has been able to reduce the rate of infections by 21% during 2022 compared to 2015, the Saudi Ministry of Health stated.
 
The ministry added that the programme succeeded in reducing death rates by 12.3% in the same period, while successfully treating 89.5% of infected cases in 2021.
 
Tuberculosis cases reported for this year in Saudi Arabia reached 1,622 all around the country, the disease is considered one of the deadliest globally, with more than 28,000  new cases everyday around the world, and a 14% fatality rate.-- TradeArabia News Service