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

Bolivia 2009

2009


Have halted by 2015 and begun to reverse the incidence of malaria and other major diseases


Have halted by 2015 and begun to reverse the incidence of malaria and other major diseases

Statistics

Figure 10


Source: Sixth Millennium Development Goals Progress Report, UDAPE and MSD. a In 2005, there was an adjustment to the cohort treated in the Department of La Paz.

Interpretation

Tuberculosis cases cured as a percentage of all notified cases

Bolivia has one of the highest rates of notified cases of tuberculosis in the Americas, so much so that it constitutes a major public health problem. According to PAHO/WHO estimates for 2007, there are some 10,000 persons with one form or other of tuberculosis in the country.

Given that treatment cohorts are formed from January to December of each year and treatment lasts eight months on average, the number of patients cured in the cohort under review is known with a one-year lag. For that reason, the most recent figure available for the National Tuberculosis Control Program (PNCT) is for 2007, which was 81.2 per cent, an increase over the 80.9 per cent recorded in 2006. The percentage increased thanks to supervised monitoring of patients’ treatment (Figure 10).

Related Links

MDG Monitor Country Profile Bolivia

The Official United Nations site for the MDG Indicators

World Bank Country Brief Bolivia