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Unformatted text preview: st all of them — 99 per cent — in developing countries. ì༎  The maternal mortality rate is declining only slowly, even though the vast majority of deaths are avoidable. ì༎  In sub- Saharan Africa, a woman’s maternal mortality risk is 1 in 30, compared to 1 in 5,600 in developed regions. ì༎  Every year, more than 1 million children are lel motherless. Children who have lost their mothers are up to 10 1mes more likely to die prematurely than those who have not. Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria, and Other Diseases ì༎  Target 6A: Have halted by 2015 and begun to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS ì༎  Target 6B: Achieve, by 2010, universal access to treatment for HIV/AIDS for all those who need it ì༎  Target 6C: Have halted by 2015 and begun to reverse the incidence of malaria and other major diseases Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria, and Other Diseases ì༎  Quick Facts ì༎  Every day over 7,400 people are infected with HIV and 5,500 die from AIDS- related illnesses. HIV remains the leading cause of death among reproduc1ve- age women worldwide. ì༎  An es1mated 33.4 million people were living with HIV in 2008, two- thirds of them in sub- Saharan Africa. ì༎  Access to HIV treatment in low- and middle- income countries increased ten- fold over a span of just five years. ì༎  Malaria kills a child in the world every 45 seconds. Close to 90 per cent of malaria deaths occur in Africa, where it accounts for a filh of childhood mortality. ì༎  1.8 million people died...
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