6 Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
Where we are?
Yemen is a country with a very low HIV/AIDS incidence level. Despite the progress made in the recent past, the level of awareness of the seriousness of the disease is still insufficient, especially during political and military crisis; and the transition period (2011-2014) where the poverty levels has increased to around 54%. The number or registered cases has increased from 1 in 1990 to 3,700 by end 2012.
The registered cases may not reflect the total number of affected people due to the difficulties in surveying the disease as a result of the Yemeni traditions and customs that stigmatize the disease infected patient, which leading many patients not to notify on their conditions. The available information disclosed that AIDS incidence among men is as high as 66% in all of the reported cases. There are several factors for the spread of this disease including poor educational level, the inability of generating income especially in environments of widespread poverty, illiteracy and poor health services at many levels, as well as lack of proper national budget allocation. It is unlikely for Yemen to halt by 2015 and begin to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS.
The programme aims to build national capacity in the health sector as well as other sectors and Civil Society, through the placement of international technical advisors and consultants to provide hands-on training to national counterparts, procurement of services and goods, and institutional support for ongoing activities more
The 8 Millennium Development Goals
- 1 Eradicate extreme hunger and poverty
- 2 Achieve universal primary education
- 3 Promote gender equality and empower women
- 4 Reduce child mortality
- 5 Improve maternal health
- 6 Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
- 7 Ensure environmental sustainability
- 8 Develop a global partnership for development
Targets for MDG6
- 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
- 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