Robert Roos at CIDRAP writes: Major analysis sees long-term progress on malaria, TB, HIV. Click through for the full report and links. Excerpt:
A long-term analysis published in The Lancet shows that the world has made overall progress in the fight against HIV, tuberculosis (TB), and malaria since governments embraced a related development goal in 2000, although malaria deaths may be higher than recent estimates.
Christopher Murray, MD, DPhil, of the University of Washington, and a large international team of researchers conducted a "comprehensive and rigorous" analysis of available data on HIV, malaria, and TB for 188 countries between 1990 and 2013, according to a Lancet press release. They used data from all available sources, including vital registration systems and verbal autopsy data.
Governments took on the global challenge of combating the three diseases when they adopted Millennium Development Goal 6 in 2000.