About Volume 6:
Taken together, infectious diseases are the leading cause of death globally, particularly among children and young adults. The ongoing emergence of new pathogens and the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance make combating these diseases challenging. Major Infectious Diseases identifies feasible, cost-effective packages of interventions and strategies across delivery platforms for prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Infections, Tuberculosis, Malaria, Hepatitis, and Neglected Tropical Diseases. The volume emphasizes the need for strengthening health systems and increasing access to care and treatment with the goal of reducing incidence, developing novel, innovative approaches, and optimizing existing tools when resources are limited.
Infectious Disease Deaths
GBD 2013 Mortality and Causes of Death Collaborators. 2015. “Global, Regional, and National Age-Sex Specific All-Cause and Cause-Specific Mortality for 240 Causes of Death, 1990–2013: A Systematic Analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013.” The Lancet 385 (9963): 117–71.
UNAIDS (Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS). 2015. How AIDS Changed Everything. MDG 6: 15 Years, 15 Lessons of Hope from the AIDS Response. Geneva: UNAIDS.
WHO. 2015. Global Tuberculosis Report 2015. Geneva: WHO.