Definition: This entry gives an estimate of the percentage of adults (aged 15-49) living with HIV/AIDS. The adult prevalence rate is calculated by dividing the estimated number of adults living with HIV/AIDS at yearend by the total adult population at yearend.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2014See also: HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate map
Global obesity rise puts UN goals on diet-related diseases 'beyond reach'
The Guardian - 10/9/2015 4:24:41 PM
But the latest statistics suggest ... this time that the current global target of “no increase in obesity” will be met in adults or adolescents unless urgent focussed action to reduce overweight and obesity is taken by countries and other stakeholders.”
Education Has Something To Do With Nearsightedness In First-Born Children
Science World Report - 10/9/2015 12:21:18 PM
Previous research has also shown that rates of myopia have skyrocketed in fast-developing countries such as China and India, according to TIME Health. "Myopia is increasing in prevalence in younger generations in many parts of the world," the paper states.
Rising Cancer Rates In Low And Middle Income Countries Threaten Economic Stability
Science 2.0 - 10/7/2015 4:41:22 PM
The number of cancer cases every year worldwide, currently estimated to be more than 14 million, is projected to reach almost 22 million by 2030, with the proportion of newly diagnosed cases in low- and middle-income countries rising from the current 59% ...
Reducing the TB burden in Nigeria
The Nation - 10/9/2015 11:05:33 PM
Presently, the World Health Organisation (WHO) ranks Nigeria as having the highest tuberculosis (TB) prevalence rate in Africa and 11th among the 22 high burden countries in the world ... People with HIV/AIDS are mostly vulnerable to the disease with ...
Kenya Only Country in the World Set to Meet Five Health Targets
AllAfrica - 9/28/2015 12:55:49 PM
This new status reflects the results of the Kenyan Demographic and Health Survey from 2014 by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics ... of adult obesity rose in every single country between 2010 and 2014, and one in 12 adults worldwide now has type ...
Rising cancer rates in low, middle income countries threaten economic stability
Science Daily - 9/30/2015 11:59:10 PM
The number of cancer cases every year worldwide, currently estimated to be more ... (2015, October 1). Rising cancer rates in low, middle income countries threaten economic stability: Editorial says prevention efforts important part of health care planning.
Corruption charges dampen launch of new UN global goals
Los Angeles Daily News - 10/8/2015 5:58:55 PM
“Some countries ... global achievements. The under-five mortality rate, for instance, was cut by more than half reaching the lowest number in history. And the number of people living in extreme poverty was reduced by around one billion. New HIV/AIDS ...
HIV/AIDS Management Online Certificate Course
ReliefWeb - 10/8/2015 1:38:14 AM
Course Background In the world today, HIV/AIDS continues to be a major health and development challenge with the following alarming statistics ... An estimated 1.2 million adults and children died of AIDS, accounting for 71 percent of the world ...
New move by Islamic countries to improve women’s health – but more needs to be done
yourmiddleeast.com - 9/28/2015 7:08:03 PM
The prevalence of religious laws, namely Islamic legislation, has hindered women and girls’ sexual and reproductive health. Yemen, for example, has the highest rate of maternal ... in conservative countries, namely in the Arab world and Africa.
VP Masisi urges countries to learn from Botswana HIV experience
en.starafrica.com - 9/29/2015 10:52:57 AM
Botswana’s Vice President Mokgweetsi Masisi has said that Botswana has useful HIV/AIDS experience to share with the rest of the world. Delivering a speech ... to key population – and reducing the prevalence rate among women of child bearing ages ...
Made-in-Canada HIV/AIDS treatment embraced by everyone but Canada
Global News - 9/30/2015 3:35:06 AM
By Anna Mehler Paperny Senior Producer, Investigative Data Desk Global News A made-in-Canada approach to tackling the HIV/AIDS epidemic has been endorsed ... s most vulnerable populations: The HIV prevalence rate among Aboriginal Canadians was 544 per ...
Second Opinion: In the world of sport, women are still making the sandwiches
The Irish Times - 10/6/2015 9:33:03 AM
The amount of media coverage given to sport, in particular the GAA championships and Rugby World Cup, was over the top ... According to the Central Statistics Office, 98 per cent of those looking after home and family in Ireland are women.
World Thrombosis Day 2015
Health24 - 10/8/2015 9:59:19 AM
1 It is a global health problem that is often overlooked and misunderstood, and must be addressed urgently. Thrombosis should be highlighted to the public to the same degree as HIV/AIDS and cancer ... Heart Association Statistics Committee and Stroke ...
Big Blow To Ghana - Drops From 59 In 2004 To 119 In Global Competiveness Report
Peace FM Online - 10/6/2015 7:31:22 AM
Ghana’s desire to turn around the dwindling fortunes of the country has been dealt a further negative blow as the country slipped eight places in the latest Global ... HIV prevalence, % adult population placed 115; business impact of HIV/AIDS ranked ...
World Press Trends 2015 Report released
WorldNewsPublishingFocus - 10/5/2015 11:50:15 AM
It may come as a surprise, and it's worth remembering: about 2.7 billion adults ... the World Publishing Expo in Hamburg, Germany. The report, a concise companion to WAN-IFRA's World Press Trends database, provides rapid access to the key statistics ...