JAMA Forum: Looking Beyond the Millennium Development Goals Toward a Sustainable Development Agenda

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At the turn of the millennium, recognizing the failure of the international community to meet the needs of the world’s poor, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly unanimously adopted the Millennium Declaration. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which followed the declaration, are the world’s most broadly supported and comprehensive development targets, creating numerical benchmarks for tackling poverty and hunger, ill health, gender inequality, lack of education, lack of access to clean water and adequate sanitation, and environmental degradation to achieve by 2015.

The MDG health goals include reducing child mortality (including the benchmark of a two-thirds reduction of the mortality rate of children younger than 5 years); improving maternal health (including a three-quarters reduction in the number of maternal deaths per 100 000 live births, between 1990 and 2015, from causes related to pregnancy or its management); making a three-quarters reduction in the maternal mortality ratio; and combating HIV/AIDS, malaria, and…

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