Rabat - A total of 31,542 cases of tuberculosis were recorded in Morocco in 2016, the Ministry of Health said in a statement.
Rabat – A total of 31,542 cases of tuberculosis were recorded in Morocco in 2016, the Ministry of Health said in a statement.
Pulmonary tuberculosis, that is tuberculosis of the lungs, makes up the vast majority of the cases (nearly half), i.e. 47% of pulmonary tuberculosis compared with 53% of extra-pulmonary TB cases, said the Ministry on the occasion of World Tuberculosis Day .
In Morocco, more men than women have tuberculosis, the statement said, noting that people between 15 and 45 are the most affected, that is 63 pc.
The Ministry of Health has significantly increased the annual budget allocated to the National Tuberculosis Control Program (PNLAT), from 30 million dirhams in 2012 to 60 million dirhams in 2016.
As a result, the PNLAT has made significant progress in detecting more cases and maintaining the rate of therapeutic success since 1995 at over 86%.