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Uganda Can Do More To Lower Mortality Caused By TB, Malaria, AIDS

The Observer: Cheers for halving TB death figures
“Uganda has been recognized by the World Health Organization for halving tuberculosis-related deaths down from 9,900 in 1990 to 4,700 in 2012. … However, much more remains to be done. MDG 6 sets out to combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, TB and other infectious diseases by 2015. Therefore, what has been achieved is just MDG 6c, which is tracked by the incidence, prevalence and death rates caused by TB. … The challenge now is not only to consolidate this achievement but to work harder and lower TB-related deaths even further. An even bigger challenge is to do the same for HIV and malaria. It’s indeed possible to reduce HIV prevalence and malaria deaths by half in the next 10 years” (1/30).