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Global survey shows decline in HIV, TB and malaria deaths

Global survey shows decline in HIV, TB and malaria deaths

Updated 22 July 2014, 16:54 AEST

Global figures being released on Tuesday show there has been a significant reduction in the level of HIV, TB and malaria infections and deaths.

Using data from 188 countries, researchers have been able measure the effectiveness of disease reduction and control measures.

Among other things, they found a drop in TB related deaths of nearly four percent and a massive reduction in the number of people, in particular children, dying each year from malaria.

But it is not all good news, with concerns about the effectiveness of some HIV control programs.

Correspondent: Campbell Cooney, Pacific correspondent

Speakers: Professor Alan Lopez, Melbourne University

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