6 Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases

Where are we?

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Government has developed ambitious action plans aimed at meeting child maternal and child health targets. The major components of these plans include improvement of care during pregnancy and post-delivery, improvement of nutrition for both mother and child, ensuring essential health care for every newborn infant, universal child vaccination and prevention and early detection of complications to ensure that all births are safe and assisted by capable health personnel, as well as other related aspects. Government has prepared an action plan aimed at meeting HIV/AIDS targets. However, implementation of this action plan is crucial for reversing current HIV/AIDS trends. Eliminating mortality from TB requires much more—and tailored—efforts.

Targets for MDG6
  1. 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
  2. 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