WHO estimates the incidence of tuberculosis (TB) in South Sudan to be at 79 per 100 000 for new sputum smear positive TB and 140 per 100 000 for all forms of TB cases.
The national tuberculosis, leprosy and Buruli ulcer control programme, in collaboration with its partners, coordinates, monitors and supervises the implementation of TB-related activities.
WHO plays a significant role in strengthening the capacity of the national programme by providing financial and technical support for:
delivery of diagnostic and therapeutic TB services
collection of sputum specimens
distribution of information, education and communication materials
supervisory support and mentoring visits