Millennium Development Report, 2013

Target 5.B: Achieve, by 2015, universal access to reproductive health

  • Health care during pregnancy can save lives, but only half of women in developing regions receive the recommended amount of care
  • Over half of married women in most developing regions are using some form of family planning
  • African countries show wide disparities in maternal and reproductive health, emphasizing the need to expand effective interventions
  • The need for family planning is slowly being met for more women, but demand is increasing at a rapid pace
  • Adolescent childbearing is risky for both mother and child, and remains at very high levels in many developing regions
Quick Facts
  • In Eastern Asia, Northern Africa and Southern Asia, maternal mortality has declined by around two thirds
  • Only half of pregnant women in developing regions receive the recommended minimum of four antenatal care visits
  • Some 140 million women worldwide who are married or in union say they would like to delay or avoid pregnancy, but are not using contraception
Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria And Other Diseases

Target 6.A: Have halted by 2015 and begun to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS

  • The incidence of HIV is declining steadily in most regions; still, 2.5 million people are newly infected each year
  • As treatment is scaled up, fewer people are dying of AIDS and more people are living with HIV than ever before
  • Knowledge about HIV among young people falls far short of the global target
  • More orphaned children are now in school due to expanded efforts to mitigate the impact of AIDS

Target 6.B: Achieve, by 2010, universal access to treatment for HIV/AIDS for all those who need it

  • Universal access to antiretroviral therapy is within reach, but will require sustained political support

Target 6.C: Have halted by 2015 and begun to reverse the incidence of malaria and other major diseases

  • More than 1 million deaths from malaria were averted over the last decade, but renewed commitment is needed to sustain gains
  • The world is on its way to halting the spread and reversing the incidence of tuberculosis
  • Successful treatment of tuberculosis is exceeding global targets, but more work lies ahead
Quick Facts
  • In 2011, 230,000 fewer children under age 15 were infected with HIV than in 2001
  • Eight million people were receiving antiretroviral therapy for HIV at the end of 2011
  • In the decade since 2000, 1.1 million deaths from malaria were averted
  • Treatment for tuberculosis has saved some 20 million lives between 1995 and 2011

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