This report by the United Nations Development Group (UNDG) collects the perspectives on the 'world we want' from over 1 million people around the globe.
6 Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
Where are we?
The incidence of HIV is declining steadily in most regions; but 2.5 million people are still newly infected each year.
HIV incidence rate (Estimated number of new HIV infections per year per 100 people aged 15-49), 2001 and 2011
Source: The Millennium Development Goals Report 2013
- In 2011, 230,000 fewer children under age 15 were infected with HIV than in 2001.
- Eight million people were receiving antiretroviral therapy for HIV at the end of 2011.
- In the decade since 2000, 1.1 million deaths from malaria were averted.
- Treatment for tuberculosis has saved some 20 million lives between 1995 and 2011.
Read more in The Millennium Development Goals Report 2013
The 8 Millennium Development Goals
- 1 Eradicate extreme hunger and poverty
- 2 Achieve universal primary education
- 3 Promote gender equality and empower women
- 4 Reduce child mortality
- 5 Improve maternal health
- 6 Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
- 7 Ensure environmental sustainability
- 8 Develop a global partnership for development
Targets for MDG6
- Halt and begin to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS
- HIV prevalence among population aged 15-24 years
- Condom use at last high-risk sex
- Proportion of population aged 15-24 years with comprehensive correct knowledge of HIV/AIDS
- Ratio of school attendance of orphans to school attendance of non-orphans aged 10-14 years
- Achieve, by 2010, universal access to treatment for HIV/AIDS for all those who need it
- Proportion of population with advanced HIV infection with access to antiretroviral drugs