MDGs 4 & 5

MDG 4

Target: Reduce by two thirds, between 1990 and 2015, the under-five mortality rate

  • Child deaths are falling, but not quickly enough to reach the target
  • Revitalizing efforts against pneumonia and diarrhoea, while bolstering nutrition, could save millions of children
  • Recent success in controlling measles may be short-lived if funding gaps are not bridged

MDG 5

Target 5 A: Reduce by three quarters the maternal mortality ratio

  • Most maternal deaths could be avoided
  • Giving birth is especially risky in Southern Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, where most women deliver without skilled care
  • The rural-urban gap in skilled care during childbirth has narrowed

Target 5 B: Achieve universal access to reproductive health

  • More women are receiving antenatal care
  • Inequalities in care during pregnancy are striking
  • Only one in three rural women in developing regions receive the recommended care during pregnancy
  • Progress has stalled in reducing the number of teenage pregnancies, putting more young mothers at risk
  • Poverty and lack of education perpetuate high adolescent birth rates
  • Progress in expanding the use of contraceptives by women has slowed
  • Use of contraception is lowest among the poorest women and those with no education
  • Inadequate funding for family planning is a major failure in fulfilling commitments to improving women’s reproductive health

Source: United Nations, http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/

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