Time Left To Achieve The MDGs
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|Target 7: Halt and begin to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS
Target 8: Halt and reverse the incidence of malaria and other major diseases
HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis are some of the biggest killers in the world. The impact these diseases have on developing countries is devastating, killing thousands of people per year.
These diseases can be just as dangerous to an economy as they can to a persons health. HIV/AIDS will slow down economic growth by 1% once 8% of the African
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|population gets HIV/AIDS, which will worsen the situation in Africa where malaria already slows economic growth by 1.3%. Tuberculosis can cost a household anywhere in the world about three or four months wages, which is about 1/3 of a household's money for the year.|
|The Eight Main Goals:|
|Goal 3: Gender Equality|
|About Target 7:
In 2003, 36 million adults and 2 million children were living with HIV/AIDS, 98% in developing countries and 66% in Sub-Saharan Africa. In Southern and Eastern Asia nearly one million people were infected with the disease, giving this region over 7, 000, 000 people living with HIV/AIDS.
Programmes offering information on how to avoid HIV/AIDS have been put in place, but they do not work as well as had been hoped, as they reach less than 1 in 5 people. This makes the future look grim because 45 million people are expected to come down with HIV/AIDS by 2010 - 29 million of these cases could be prevented by using information programs to educate people about HIV/AIDS. Between 5 and 6 million people need treatment for HIV/AIDS in low to middle income countries, but only 7% had been treated by 2003.
|Goal 4: Child Mortality|
|Goal 5: Maternal Health|
|Goal 6: HIV/AIDS and other diseases|
|Goal 7: Environment|
|Goal 8: Global Partnership|
|Over half of people who are newly diagnosed with HIV/AIDS are under 24 years old. Because of this, educating youth is a priority for countries which have high amounts of HIV/AIDS. At the moment, education is believed to be the most effective prevention of HIV/AIDS.|
About Target 8:
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