Teams to end poverty
Millenium Development Goals
Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
Halt and begin to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDs by 2015
Halt and begin to reverse the incidence of malaria and other major diseases
Around the world 42 million people are living with AIDS, 39 of them in developing countries
AIDS is the main cause of death in Sub-Saharan Africa
14 million children were orphaned in developing countries because they lost their parents to AIDS. The number of "AIDS orphans" is expected to nearly double by 2010.
The most-affected African countries could lose up to a quarter of their labour force to AIDS by 2020
876 million adults are illiterate. Two-thirds of these are women.
United Nations Development Programme