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The Millennium Development Goals Report 2013

This newly released report shows the progress that has been made and the areas where action is most needed.  Following on from the 2013 IND Kit, Closing the Gap: Millennium Development Goals. 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, we draw your attention to the three health related goals:

MDG 4 – Reduce child mortality

  • Since 1990, the child mortality rate has dropped by 41 per cent; 14,000 fewer children are dying each day.
  • Still, 6.9 million children under age five died in 2011—mostly from preventable diseases.
  • In sub-Saharan Africa, one in nine children die before age five, more than 16 times the average for developed regions.

MDG 5 – Improve maternal health

  • In Eastern Asia, Northern Africa and Southern Asia, maternal mortality has declined by around two thirds.
  • Only half of pregnant women in developing regions receive the recommended minimum of four antenatal care visits.
  • Some 140 million women worldwide who are married or in union say they would like to delay or avoid pregnancy, but are not using contraception.

MDG 6 – Combat HIV/AIDs, malaria and other diseases.

  • In 2011, 230,000 fewer children under age 15 were infected with HIV than in 2001.
  • Eight million people were receiving antiretroviral therapy for HIV at the end of 2011.
  • In the decade since 2000, 1.1 million deaths from malaria were averted.
  • Treatment for tuberculosis has saved some 20 million lives between 1995 and 2011
Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 August 2013 13:26