Goal 3 – Health
Ensuring well-being for all at all ages is essential to sustainable development. Significant strides have been made in increasing life expectancy and reducing some of the common killers associated with child and maternal mortality. Major progress has been made on increasing access to clean water and sanitation, reducing malaria, tuberculosis, polio and the spread of HIV/AIDS. However, many more efforts are needed to fully eradicate a wide range of diseases and address many different persistent and emerging health issues.
TB is curable, but 37,000 people die every year from this airborne disease in our region – that’s almost five deaths every hour. Despite the shocking statistics and the heart-wrenching stories, international financial support for TB programs in the European region is declining. This will have a devastating impact across Europe. These factsheets give a snapshot view of the TB burden in the following countries.
#AIDS & Malaria
Aids and Malaria have claimed countless lives throughout the world. Through #WeResolve, the global community can combat this issue—We invite people to campaign and encourage people to address these issues. Join the resolve to eliminate AIDS and Malaria from our global landscape. #WeResolve is seeking to partner with other organizations. Please contact us.
New HIV infections continue to decline in most regions. The number of new HIV infections per 100 adults (aged 15 to 49) declined by 44 per cent between 2001 and 2012. About 210,000 children died of AIDS-related causes in 2012, compared to 320,000 in 2005.
An estimated 2.3 million cases of people of all ages are newly infected and 1.6 million people died from AID-related causes. Comprehensive knowledge of HIV transmission remains low among young people, along with condom use.
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“Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages”