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Infographic: Aids, TB and Malaria in Africa

Despite the gains, more Africans still die from Malaria even as the spotlight remains firmly fixed on HIV/AIDS.

Last Modified: 16 Jul 2013 13:31
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Every 60 seconds a child dies from malaria in Africa, and despite the fact that infectious disease is the biggest threat to the continent, the spotlight remains focused elsewhere.

Africa, with all the issues its 54 countries face, understands the urgent need to tackle killer diseases. Stemming the flow of HIV and AIDS, TB and malaria - while adequately treating existing cases - continues to be a challenge.

African governments and international efforts have made great strides in combatting the scourge of disease on the continent.

Over the past decade, the number of AIDS-related deaths and new infections decreased in Sub-Saharan Africa because of cheaper and improved access to treatment, and generally better health policies. Yet much of Africa is still plagued by deadly contagions and resources remain lacking.

Al Jazeera takes a closer look at the state of Malaria, TB and HIV/Aids on a continent rife with challenges.

 

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