MDG 6: Combat HIV/AIDS and Other Diseases

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