MDG 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Other Diseases

The 6th Millennium Development Goal (MDG) aims to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS by 2015, achieve universal access to treatment for HIV/AIDS by 2010, and reverse the incidence of malaria and other infectious diseases by 2015.  New infections of HIV and deaths due to AIDS appear to have peaked in 1996 and 2008, respectively.  However, […]

MDG 5: Improve Maternal Health

The 5th Millennium Development Goal (MDG5) is to reduce by three quarters the maternal mortality ratio and to achieve universal access to reproductive health.  Approximately 358,000 women die during pregnancy and childbirth each year and millions more experience severe adverse consequences and illness. While the world is making encouraging progress in reducing deaths due to […]

MDG 4: Reduce Child Mortality

The 4th Millennium Development Goal (MDG) is to reduce by two-thirds the under-five mortality rate.  Progress towards reducing child mortality has improved substantially over the last 20 years.  In September 2009, a New York Times article reported that the number of children dying before their fifth birthday had dropped below nine million per year for […]

MDG 3: Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women

The 3rd Millennium Development Goal recognizes that augmenting the knowledge, skills and productive capacity of women leads to a healthier developed society.  It is hoped that gender disparity will be eliminated in primary and secondary education in all levels of education no later than 2015.  If this can be accomplished then it should follow that: […]