COMBAT HIV/AIDS, MALARIA AND OTHER DISEASES
Have halted by 2015 and begun to reverse the
spread of HIV/AIDS
- New HIV infections continue to decline in most regions.
- More people than ever are living with HIV due to fewer AIDS-related deaths and the continued large number of new infections with 2.5 million people are newly infected each year.
- Comprehensive knowledge of HIV transmission remains low among young people, along with condom use.
- More orphaned children are now in school due to expanded efforts to mitigate the impact of AIDS.
Achieve, by 2010, universal access to treatment for
HIV/AIDS for all those who need it
- While the target was missed by 2011, 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. This total constitutes an increase of over 1.4 million people from December 2010.
- By the end of 2011, eleven countries had achieved universal access to antiretroviral therapy.
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.
- In the decade since 2000, 1.1 million deaths from malaria were averted.
- 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.
- Treatment for tuberculosis has saved some 20 million lives between 1995 and 2011.
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