Maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health

Millennium Development Goal 6

Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases

HIV prevention in Africa

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

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

The Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 6 was set at the 2000 Millennium Summit to accelerate global progress in development. MCA contributes to helping countries achieve the MDG6 on HIV through 3 strategies: the prevention of HIV infection among young people including information, HIV testing and condom provision; the prevention (eradication) of mother to child transmission; and improving treatment and care for children and young people who are infected. The work on HIV is intimately linked to the maternal, newborn child and adolescent components of MCA's work and calls for a continuum of prevention and care services across the age groups.

Progress towards MDG 6 on HIV is monitored through achievement of two targets and their associated indicators.


Target 6. A

6.1 HIV prevalence among population aged 15-24 years
6.2 Condom use at last high-risk sex
6.3 Proportion of population aged 15-24 years with comprehensive correct knowledge of HIV/AIDS
6.4 Ratio of school attendance of orphans to school attendance of non-orphans aged 10-14 years

Target 6. B

6.5 Proportion of population with advanced HIV infection with access to antiretroviral drugs

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