Achieving the millennium development goals in sub-Saharan Africa

dc.contributor.authorWiysonge, Charles S.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorYoung, T.
dc.contributor.authorVolmink, J.
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dc.description.abstractTo the Editor: The UN has released a mid-term report on progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), eight pro-poor goals contained in the Millennium Declaration of 2000, to be achieved by 2015. It paints a gloomy picture of health in sub-Saharan Africa. Child mortality rates declined globally, but the improvement was uneven, with sub-Saharan Africa recording the highest rate and the slowest pace of progress. In 1990 and 2005 in sub-Saharan Africa, 185 and 166 children respectively died, mainly from preventable causes, before their 5th birthday for every 1 000 live births, a mere 10% reduction in 16 years.
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dc.identifier.citationWiysonge, C. S., Young, T. & Volmink, J. 2007. Achieving the millennium development goals in sub-Saharan Africa. South African Medical Journal, 97(9), 802-804.
dc.identifier.issn2078-5135 (online)
dc.identifier.issn0256-9574 (print)
dc.publisherHealth and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)
dc.rights.holderSAMJ reserves copyright of the material published
dc.subjectHealth services -- Africa, Southernen_ZA
dc.subjectChildren -- Mortality -- Africa, Southernen_ZA
dc.subjectHealth care policy -- Africa, Southernen_ZA
dc.subjectInfant mortality -- Africa, Southernen_ZA
dc.subjectMaternal welfare -- Africa, Southernen_ZA
dc.titleAchieving the millennium development goals in sub-Saharan Africa
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