6 Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases

Where we are?


The Government of Jordan (GoJ) has been interested in monitoring HIV/ AIDS and tuberculosis (TB) since detection and diagnosis of the first cases, and have launched national prevention and control strategies and programmes. While progress has been achieved in combating these and other epidemic diseases, the incidence/ prevalence of other non epidemic diseases has created new challenges. Non epidemic diseases like diabetes, cancer and cardiac diseases have created health-related challenges for officials and citizens alike, particularly in relation to the higher cost of treatment and difficulty to detect/diagnose and treat such diseases in their early stages. For the Government of Jordan, non-communicable diseases are a priority in addition to HIV/AIDS and are addressed as part of its adaptation of MDG6 to respond to its national priorities.

Targets for MDG6
  1. Halt and begin to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS
    • HIV prevalence among population aged 15-24 years
    • Condom use at last high-risk sex
    • Proportion of population aged 15-24 years with comprehensive correct knowledge of HIV/AIDS
    • Ratio of school attendance of orphans to school attendance of non-orphans aged 10-14 years
  2. Achieve, by 2010, universal access to treatment for HIV/AIDS for all those who need it
    • Proportion of population with advanced HIV infection with access to antiretroviral drugs