6 Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases

Where do we stand?

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The rise in detected HIV infections in Egypt is a call for the urgent need to precisely identify the status of the HIV epidemic and the rate of its growth in the country. Special attention should be directed toward strengthening data systems for its monitoring.

Targets for Malaria and Shistosomiasis are more than likely to be achieved by 2015 while it is still  possible to be reach targets for Tuberculosis, by the specified time, if the current level is sustained.

Concerning Viral Hepatitis C and Hepatitis B, serious challenges have to be dealt with and will most likely require an extended period.


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