Tracking progress in HIV/AIDS; Ethiopia vs regional countries
- Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3.3 targets to eliminate HIV from being a public health threat by 2030.
- Reducing new HIV infection and HIV/AIDS related mortality by 75% by 2020 from the 2010 baseline are major millstones set to monitor progress towards the SDG target.
- As the HIV/AIDS epidemic is stabilizing, the UNAIDS has endorsed composite measures for tracking countries progress towards SDG targets.
- Using Global Burden of Disease 2017 data, a team from the National Data Management Center for health (NDMC) at EPHI has tracked progress in HIV/AIDS prevention and control in Eastern Sub-Saharan Africa (ESSA) countries using recommended proposed composite measures.