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MDG 6: Combat Disease


Wales' Contribution

Good Health' for Gwent and Ethiopia

Geographically and medically, the healthcare setup in Southern Ethiopia and in the Gwent Healthcare NHS Trust in South Wales are worlds apart. But, thanks to the drive and determination of a project launched in 2000, a new world of medical care and health education is being created today. Read More ...

Other Welsh Action

82 organisations in Wales are contributing towards the MDG for combating HIV AIDS and Disease, through supporting projects that are

  •  Training medical staff, students and rural outreach workers to address widespread health issues
  • Delivering public health and sanitation training and education programmes
  • Exchanging global health knowledge and skills between health practitioners in north and south
  • Advocating for adequate government resourcing of health and social services staff
  • Providing access to affordable drugs, medicines and treatments
  • Supporting construction and equipping of clinics, hospitals and specialist facilities
  • Providing specialist medical interventions / operations such as eye care and cleft palate
  • Providing direct health care in areas of poor services, accessibility, conflict or natural disasters

Find out more about Wales' contribution to the Millennium Development Goals

UN Targets


Target 6a: Halt and begin to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS

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 yearsTarget 6b: Achieve, by 2010, universal access to treatment for HIV/AIDS for all those who need it
6.5 Proportion of population with advanced HIV infection with access to antiretroviral drugsTarget 6c: Halt and begin to reverse the incidence of malaria and other major diseases
6.6 Incidence and death rates associated with malaria
6.7 Proportion of children under 5 sleeping under insecticide-treated bednets
6.8 Proportion of children under 5 with fever who are treated with appropriate anti-malarial drugs
6.9 Incidence, prevalence and death rates associated with tuberculosis
6.10 Proportion of tuberculosis cases detected and cured under directly observed treatment short course

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