Tuberculosis, malaria, and HIV in decline since Millennium Declaration

From  Skin and Allergy News, 21 July 2014:

Tuberculosis, HIV, and malaria incidence and mortality have all declined significantly since the formulation of Millennium Development Goal 6 in 2000, which focused global attention on these three diseases and made them a priority.

Analysis of data from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013 showed that annual deaths from tuberculosis among HIV-negative individuals decreased 1.4% from 1.8 million in 1990 to 1.3 million in 2013, while the global incidence of malaria appears to have peaked at 232 million in 2003 and since dropped 29% to 165 million new cases in 2013.

The study was published July 21 in JAMA coincident with the start of the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne.Interventions such as prevention of mother-to-child transmission, and antiretroviral therapy (ART), have seen HIV deaths fall from 1.7 million in 2005 to 1.3 million in 2013 – a decline of 3.1% – representing 19.1 million life-years saved, mostly in developing countries, according to data published online July 22 in the Lancet.

However the prevalence of HIV-positive individuals has risen to 29.2 million in 2013, having increased at a rate of 1.2% per year since 2000 (Lancet 2014 July 22 [doi: 10.1016/ S0140-6736(14)60844-8]). Read more.

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