TITLE

Many countries challenged to attain the health-related millennium development goals

PUB. DATE
December 2004
SOURCE
Indian Journal of Medical Sciences;Dec2004, Vol. 58 Issue 12, p541
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
journal article
ABSTRACT
The article informs that more than 11 million children in developing countries die every year from preventable illness, while as many as 500,000 women don't survive during pregnancy or childbirth. More than 39 million people are living with HIV/AIDS and the epidemic is growing. These and other urgent health problems will be tackled at this week's High-Level Forum (HLF) on the Health Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Abuja, Nigeria, December 2-3, 2004. In September 2000, 189 world leaders made a commitment to achieve the Millennium Development Goals by 2015. Three of the eight goals relate directly to health: to reduce maternal mortality by three-quarters, child mortality by two-thirds, and combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases.
ACCESSION #
15693531

 

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