Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
While tuberculosis and malaria remain serious health threats, Africa as a whole has halted the spread of both
Africa has halted and reversed the spread of HIV/ AIDS, with a drop in prevalence rates from 5.9 per cent in 2001 to 4.9 per cent in 2011, due to strong political will, focused interventions and the antiretroviral therapy available for the majority of the population. While tuberculosis and malaria remain serious health threats, Africa as a whole has halted the spread of both. Tuberculosis infections and deaths have fallen sharply in recent years, as have malaria cases and deaths. Improved prevention and treatment played a large role in the declines.
- 29/09/2015 - An international effort to power Africa
- 28/09/2015 - After the MDGs, renewed commitment and financing required to spur Africa’s development
- 22/09/2015 - From the MDGs to the SDGs: Africa at a crossroads
- 07/09/2015 - United Nations Sustainable Development Summit 2015
- 18/08/2015 - AfDB’s Africa Information Highway selected as one of the most innovative data initiatives in the world