Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Millennium Development Goals Report

The WHO compiled a midway report on Millennium Development Goals and found mixed results. For example, one of the goals is to drop the child mortality rate by 2/3 by 2015. When comparing deaths of children under 5 years old in 1990( the baseline year) with now, we see a 27% drop in the death rate. However, the drop in the death rate in African countries is lagging behind what it should be to reach the goal of 2/3 by 2015. The MDGs were created by the UN to help push health care in developing countries, and have been met with some success. However, prenatal and newborn care have not improved significantly and still account for many of the deaths recorded by WHO.

Katie Ridley

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