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GOAL 6:

COMBAT HIV/AIDS, MALARIA AND OTHER DISEASES

Target 6.A:
Have halted by 2015 and begun to reverse the
spread of HIV/AIDS

  • New HIV infections fell by approximately 40 per cent between 2000 and 2013.
  • Globally, an estimated 35 million people were still living with HIV in 2013.
  • More than 75 per cent of the new infections in 2013 occurred in 15 countries.
  • Worldwide, an estimated 0.8 per cent of adults aged 15 to 49 were living with HIV in 2013.

Target 6.B:
Achieve, by 2010, universal access to treatment for
HIV/AIDS for all those who need it

  • By June 2014, 13.6 million people living with HIV were receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART) globally, an increase from 800,000 in 2003.
  • In 2013 alone, the number of people receiving ART rose by 1.9 million in the developing regions.
  • ART averted 7.6 million deaths from AIDS between 1995 and 2013.
  • Antiretroviral medicines to treat HIV were delivered to 12.1 million people in developing regions in 2014.

Target 6.C:
Have halted by 2015 and begun to
reverse the incidence of malaria and
other major diseases

  • Between 2000 and 2015, the substantial expansion of malaria interventions led to a 58 per cent decline in malaria mortality rates globally.
  • Since 2000, over 6.2 million deaths from malaria were averted, primarily in children under five years of age in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Due to increased funding, more children are sleeping under insecticide-treated bed nets in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Tuberculosis prevention, diagnosis and treatment interventions have saved some 37 million lives between 2000 and 2013.

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