The Goal: Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Other Diseases
What Do We Want To Achieve?
- Halt and begin to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS
- Ensure that by 2010, all people have access to HIV treatment
- Halt and begin to reverse the incidence of malaria and other major diseases by 2015
What Have We Already Achieved?
- Since December 2009, more than 1.4 million people have received HIV/AIDS antiretroviral treatment, the highest number ever achieved in one year
- Thanks to antiretroviral treatment, 2.5 million deaths have been prevented since 2005 in low and middle-income countries
- In the past decade, 200,000 deaths from malaria have been prevented each year
- We have reduced the number of malaria infections by 50% in 43 of the 99 countries where malaria is endemic
- We have successfully treated 46 million patients with tuberculosis
What Challenges Remain?
- 16.6 million children have lost at least one parent to HIV, most of them live in sub-Saharan Africa
- HIV remains the leading cause of death among women of reproductive age worldwide
- Half of the world’s population remains at risk for malaria
- There is still no vaccine available for malaria, a disease that is responsible for one fifth of all infant mortality
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