Millennium Development Goals : The Millennium Goals

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Millennium Development Goals The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are, eight goals put in place by the 191 UN states, the goals are set to be reached by the year 2015. Signed September of 2000, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) 2015, the United Millennium Declaration commits leaders of the world to combat literacy, hunger, environmental degradation, disease, and discrimination against women. Having specific targets and indicators, the MDGs are acquired from this Declaration. The eight goals are, to eradicate hunger and extreme poverty, achieve universal primary education, empower women and promote gender equality, lessen the deaths in children, improve the health of mothers, combat diseases for example HIV/AIDS and malaria, to make sure there is environmental sustainability, and have a global partnership for development (WHO 2015). All of the MDGs are influenced by health, and MDG influence health. An example of this would be, children learn better when they are healthier and better health enables adults to earn. Gender equality, reducing hunger, poverty and environmental degradation positively influences, but depends on, better health (WHO 2015).
Two Goals There are two goals looked at here, the first goal is to improve maternal health. The second goal looked at is, the goal to combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases. Each of these goals have targets, and each target has a monitoring progress indicator.
• To Improve Maternal Health…
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