The average economic growth in Zimbabwe during the 80s was about 4% a year. Food security and life expectancy increased, and child mortality decreased by almost half. In 1991, Zimbabwe recieved a $484 million loan from the U.S. which was conditional on the "structural adjustment of its economy". Demands for the loan included "reducing public spending, deregulating the financial market, eliminating manufacturing protections, liberalizing the labor market, reducing the minimum salary", etc. Zimbabwe's economy ended up falling into a recession a year later, seeing unemployment, salary reduction and heightening food prices. Most of the population was left without health services, medicine, or care. 2,500 people continue to die of AIDS nearly ever week. The IMF has claimed that Zimbabwe has not accepted the recommended economic reforms.