Millennium Development Goals (MDG) 4, 5 and 6: Are We There Yet?

Overall, people in China are living longer and healthier lives. Yet inequalities in access to quality health services and disparities in health outcomes remain. With spiralling costs, large numbers of people simply cannot afford health care when they need it. Furthermore, public health services provide low coverage because of under- funding. The links between public health, poverty and the current patterns of China’s development show a clear need for coordinated and urgent action...
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Message from organising Co-chairperson


Twelve years have passed since the inception of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) following the Millennium Summit of the United Nations 2000, following the adoption of the United Nations Millennium Declaration. Two more years to go for our country to achieve these goals by the year 2015 in particular the MDGs 4, 5 and 6. Thus, it’s very timely for us, more so the Primary Care fraternity to reflect back on what have been achieved and what have eluded us. In doing this, we will gain the knowledge, attitude and skill to be able to sustain the achievement not only by the year 2015 but beyond and we will be able to acquire new or renewed knowledge, attitude and skill to partake in remedial measures to achieve goals that have shied away from us...

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Malaysia – Achieving the Millennium Development Goals Successes and Challenges

At the United Nations Millennium Summit held in New York in September 2000, world leaders committed to strengthening global efforts for peace, democracy, good governance, and poverty eradication, while continuing to promote the principles of human rights and human dignity. The Millennium Declaration, building on the outcomes of the international conferences of the 1990s, made a strong commitment to the right to development, to gender equality, to the eradication of the many dimensions of poverty, and to sustainable human development.

This report traces in detail Malaysia’s performance over the period since 1970, adopted as the benchmark year for this report, in accomplishing a number of key national developmental goals, many of which were later adopted under the banner of the MDGs...

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