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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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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