According to a new analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013, there has been a significant reduction in the global burden of HIV, malaria and tuberculosis since 2000, when governments worldwide adopted Millennium Development Goal 6 to combat these diseases.

“We have seen a huge increase in both funding and the policy attention given to HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis (TB) over the past 13 years, and our findings show that a focus on these specific diseases has had a real impact,” said lead author Christopher Murray, MD, DPhil, lead author and professor of global health at the University of Washington in Seattle. “However, much remains to be done and all three diseases continue to be major health challenges in 2013.”