TB Cases to be Halved by 2015
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9 March 2010
The United Nations has set 2015 as the date for meeting its Millennium Development Goals, which aim to see a healthier population
Cases of tuberculosis (TB) could be halved by 2015 and malaria eliminated within a decade in many countries, projections released by the Global Fund claimed.
Advances were also being made towards completely eliminating the mother–to–child transfer of HIV, said the group, a partnership between governments, private enterprise and civil society and a major source of funding in the fight against AIDS, TB and malaria, reports IANS.
The United Nations has set 2015 as the date for meeting its Millennium Development Goals, which aim to see a more equitable society with a better educated and healthier population across the globe.
The Global Fund, which was set up partly to help meet these goals, said that by tackling AIDS, malaria and TB, medical systems would be bolstered, freeing up resources to invest in other aspects of health services in the developing world.