Millennium Development Goals


Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases

© UNICEF oPt/2008

There is no reliable data on the prevalence and incidence of HIV and AIDS in oPt. WHO data from 2004 point to a large number of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), 10,625 in Gaza and 24,769 in the West Bank, which has implications for HIV/AIDS. A 2003 PCBS youth survey showed that 61.8 percent had heard about sexually transmitted diseases, with an equal distribution between males and females. A USD 5 million Global Fund grant will prioritise primary prevention but also universal access to treatment and care.



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