GLOBAL STATISTICS

HIV/AIDS

  • Globally, AIDS is the second most common cause of death among adolescents36
  • Around 35 million people lives with HIV, of which 2.1 million are adolescents (2013)37
  • There were 250 000 new HIV infections among adolescents in 2013, two thirds of which were among adolescent girls38

Malaria

  • There were 214 million cases of malaria globally, which led to 438,000 deaths39
  • 90% of these deaths happened in Sub-Saharan African40
  • 70% of deaths are children under the age of five41

Others

  • 63% of all deaths worldwide are caused by Non-communicable diseases such as cancers, chronic respiratory diseases, diabetes and heart diseases.42

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