Collaborating Institutions in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rio de Janeiro has a population of 6 million people, and the highest incidence of TB in Brazil (74/100,000). However, within the lowest-income areas the incidence rate can be as high as 400/100,000. The city is sub-divided into ten major administrative areas, each of which is sub-divided into administrative regions. Each of these has at least one municipal primary care health clinic at which TB patients receive free medical assistance and treatment.