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COMBAT HIV/AIDS, MALARIA AND OTHER DISEASES
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.
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.
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.
MDG 6 Infographic
HIV/AIDS / Botswana: Mobile HIV Testing for Women