Translating tuberculosis (TB) data into actionable information can be challenging. First, one should ask the right question before diving into the available data: it helps to have a question in mind as you look for the variables that will help tell the story of data – no clear question means unclear answers. The Performance-Based Monitoring and Evaluation Framework (PBMEF) helps formulate and answer questions. A second challenge is that translating TB data into information can involve downloading and linking multiple data files, downloading a mobile application, requesting an account on a data platform, or having to extract data from a PDF. The TB DIAH Data Explorer removes these barriers, allowing users to generate, download, analyze, and share data tables and visualizations based on the indicators, locations, and years they select.
The Data Explorer includes TB data for the USAID TB supported countries. The data are generated from the National TB Programs and submitted annually to the World Health Organization (WHO) or the Stop TB Partnership (for United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting (UNHLM) targets). The data query approach in this section is based on the PBMEF.
Please review the remaining information on this page, and then select one of the three options below to build your own data tables and visualizations.
How to Use This Section
The pages linked above enable you to generate your own charts and tables of TB data by entering values in the filters and clicking "Apply". To query specific variables (which are a single, non-calculated number written in the format:
variable_name (Dataset), just begin typing the variable name in the Indicators filter and then select it when it appears in the select list. In this same select list, you can also query PBMEF indicators, which are written as a whole phrase (such as
TB Case Notification Rate (CNR)) and could be calculated using WHO Global TB Database (GTBD) variables. For example,
TB Case Detection Rate or TB Treatment Coverage is calculated as
(c_newinc / e_inc_num) * 100.
You can familiarize yourself with the indicators and variables, as well as how they relate to each other using the filters immediately below and clicking "Apply". You will be presented with a table where each row presents a GTBD variable, its definition, a link to download the dataset it belongs to, its PBMEF technical area, and links to the PBMEF indicators that rely on this variable.
Search definitions using any of the filters and clicking "Apply". If entering a variable name, use the exact name, such as
Common Features across the Data Explorer
- Generating visualizations using filters
- Toggling between "Chart" and "Table" displays of the data
- Switching the chart type as desired
- Downloading the data or chart image using the menu
If you have suggestions about how to make this section better fit your needs, please let us know.
Explore Data Elsewhere on the TB DIAH Data Hub
In addition to the Data Explorer pages linked above, the TB DIAH Data Hub contains multiple sections featuring a suite of pre-developed TB data visualizations representing the TB priority countries. These sections, linked below, include summary, country, and thematic dashboards, as well as a PBMEF indicator reference section paired with its related data.