Box 1.2The Health-Related Millennium Development Goals and Indicators

  • Goal 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
    –Target is to cut in half the proportion of people who suffer from hunger between 1990 and 2015. Progress is measured by the prevalence of underweight children under five years of age.
  • Goal 4: Reduce child mortality
    –Target is to reduce the under-five mortality rate by two-thirds between 1990 and 2015.
  • Goal 5: Improve maternal health
    –Target is to reduce the maternal mortality ratio by three-quarters between 1990 and 2015.
  • Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases
    –Target is to have halted and begun to reverse the spread of these diseases by 2015.
  • Goal 7: Ensure environmental sustainability
    –Target is to cut in half the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water by 2015.
  • Goal 8: Develop a global partnership for development
    –Target is to provide access to affordable essential drugs in developing countries.

From: Chapter 1, Changing Patterns of Disease and Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa: An Overview

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Disease and Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa. 2nd edition.
Jamison DT, Feachem RG, Makgoba MW, et al., editors.
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