Infectious diseases

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David Chancellor

HIV/AIDS is still a global problem, although the number of new infections has decreased by 20 per cent during the past decade.

Marcy Erskine

Malaria is curable and preventable. Yet almost one million people die of it every year, 85 per cent of which are African children.


In 1988, polio was widespread in more than 125 countries on five continents. One thousand children were paralysed because of it every day.

Niklas Meltio

Tuberculosis is killing more people than ever before. Two million people die from it every year even though tuberculosis can be treated.

Mauri Ratilainen

Measles spreads very easily and still kills children in developing countries. Sequelae of the virus are fatal especially in malnourished children.