MDGs in Action
Quick facts and success stories
COMBAT HIV/AIDS, MALARIA AND OTHER DISEASES
- New HIV infections continue to decline in the hardest-hit regions.
- More people than ever are living with HIV due to fewer AIDS-related deaths and the continued large number of new infections.
- Comprehensive knowledge of HIV transmission remains low among young people, along with condom use.
- Access to treatment for people living with HIV increased in all regions.
- At the end of 2011, 8 million people were receiving antiretroviral therapy for HIV or AIDS in developing regions. This total constitutes an increase of over 1.4 million people from December 2009, and the largest one-year increase ever.
Have halted by 2015 and begun to
reverse the incidence of malaria and
other major diseases
- The global estimated incidence of malaria has decreased by 17 per cent since 2000, and malaria-specific mortality rates by 25 per cent.
- Countries with improved access to malaria control interventions saw child mortality rates fall by about 20 per cent.
- Thanks to increased funding, more children are sleeping under insecticide-treated bed nets in sub-Saharan Africa.
- The anti-tuberculosis drive is closing in on a 50 per cent cut in the 1990 death rate and more TB patients are being successfully treated.
- Expanded prevention and control triggers 25 per cent drop in malaria deaths
- Tuberculosis Care for Rural Swaziland. Tuberculosis is currently the main cause of death among adults in Swaziland. In remote regions where access to health services is a challenge, efforts are underway to bring the much needed medication directly into the patients’ home.
- In Ethiopia, more HIV-positive mothers deliver babies free of the virus through a programme that's putting an end to mother-to-child transmission of HIV.
MDG 6 Infographic