6 Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
Where we are?
• The estimated HIV prevalence among the general population 15-49 years in North Sudan is 0.67%.
• The average HIV prevalence rate among pregnant women attending antenatal care (ANC) is 0.19%
• Only 4% of the respondents knew all the three ways to prevent HIV transmission in Sudan.
• Malaria is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in Sudan.
• Malaria is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in Sudan. Symptomatic malaria accounts for 17.5 of out-patients clinic visits and approximately 11% of hospital admissions
• All states except Blue Nile (12.5%) and West Darfur (7.1%) reported prevalence of less than 3%.
• In Sudan, the percentage of households with at least one Insecticide Treated Net (ITNs) stood at 41%.
• Prevalence of all forms of TB in Sudan is 120 per 100,000 population or 37073 cases and the actual detected were 22,097 (59.6%)
• The actual detected were 8572 cases. This means a case detection rate of 46.2%.
UNDP's work in Sudan
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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