Agency Strategic Goal:
World Population Stabilized and Human Health
Proportion of children under age 5 years who are
World Development Indicators, USAID calculations
Performance Goal 5
underweight children under 5 reduced.
Percent reduction in proportion of
children under five underweight
Reduced threat of infectious disease
In FY 1998, USAID adopted a new strategic objective designed to
reduce the threat of infectious diseases of major public health
This expands on USAID's existing efforts in child
survival and in reducing the spread of HIV/AIDS and other
sexually transmitted diseases.
Under this strategy, USAID will
focus on slowing the emergence and spread of anti microbial
resistance; testing and improving options for controlling
tuberculosis; expanding the control of malaria, dengue and other
major infectious diseases; and strengthening disease surveillance
and response capacity.
In FY 1999, USAID will have established and begun collecting
information against key performance targets, and key program
interventions will be in place in each region.