JOHANNESBURG, 20 December (IRIN) - A
new report issued jointly by five UN agencies and the World Bank said this
week that worsening HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria epidemics were
not inevitable and could be controlled.
The report entitled "Health: A
Key to Prosperity" states that throughout the world, communities have
mobilised to use their knowledge, skills, and resources to reverse the
devastating impact of killer diseases such as AIDS, TB, malaria, and diseases
that kill children, infants, and mothers.
"The targets for reducing the toll