To provide focus for global action on Tuberculosis (TB), HIV-associated TB (TB/HIV) and drug-resistant TB (DR-TB) WHO publishes and updates a list of High Burden Countries (HBC) for TB. Inclusion of countries in this list enhances political commitment and funding at national level.
In June 2021, WHO updated the lists for high burden countries. These countries are listed on this page under the three categories: TB, TB/HIV and DR-TB. Each category includes 30 countries* which represent 86-90% of the global TB, TB/HIV, DR-TB burden respectively. The total countries in all three lists add up to 51 as some of the countries are there in multiple lists. These lists are valid until 2025.