MDG 4 & 5 CHILD AND MATERNAL HEALTH

Discussions pertaining to MDGs 4 & 5 and specific countries, organizations, groups or individuals that work towards either of these goals will take place here. As delineated by the United Nations, the fourth and fifth Millennium Development Goals are as follows: The fourth goal is to Reduce Child Mortality with the target of reducing by 2/3 the under-five mortality rate between 1990 and 2015. The fifth goal is to Improve Maternal Health by 1) Reducing by 3/4 between 1990 and 2015 the maternal mortality ratio, and 2) Achieving by 2015 universal access to reproductive health.

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I am interested in children's education,I will try my best to support this goal. I am very glad if you can share you ideas with me.


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Our professor showed us a vedio named "Kony2012". It told us a terrible story about children in Africa. Kony is a bad bad bad man and he forced children to fight with others. He forced children to kill their parents and their relations. It shocked me very much, and I think children need freedom and happiness life in Africa.


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In an effort to raise awareness about the lack of clean drinking water around the world thousands of restaurants across the United States participated in the UNICEF Tap Project during World Water Week 2011 (March 20-26). This year the initiative will focus efforts on Togo, the Central African Republic, and Vietnam.


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Since the terrible nightmare began and continues in Japan, parents are noticing a difference in child's emotions and behaviors.


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A new shot prevents the delivery of premature births, but the retail value of the shot had some individuals concerned.


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World Health Day marks the anniversary of the founding, in 1948, of the World Health Organization, whose constitution – signed by all 193 Members of the United Nations — states that “the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one of the fundamental rights of every human being without distinction of race, religion, political belief, economic or social condition.”


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There is a world shortage of midwives, especially in Africa and the Middle East. If the global shortage of 350,000 midwives is met, it is said that it can save more than one million babies a year from dying. Some 1,000 women and 2,000 babies died every day from easily preventable birth complications - Afghanistan was the worst place to have a baby, the study said. Save the Children urges world leaders to show the political will to improve access to midwives and healthcare globally.


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The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) has started the global rollout of the new pneumonia vaccine in Kenya, according to interim CEO, Helen Evans. Pneumonia has continued to be a major public health issue in Kenya, with the World Health Organization reporting that it is the country’s second leading killer among children, after malaria. The vaccine, already available in various private hospitals, has remained out of reach for many children, due to its $188 price tag.


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An important study has been released showing a mother's pregnancy diet may be a factor in later development of the child.


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