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Status And Trends of Millennium Development Goals (MDG's)


The Somali Government endorsed the Millennium Declaration at the millennium Summit in September 2000. The declaration set Millennium Development Goals (MDG's) which are sets of quantified and time bound achievable goals, agreed on by all UN member states in 2000, for dramatically improving the human conditions by 2015. MDG's set internationally accepted targets for reduction of income and non income poverty and are expected to form the core of national poverty reduction planning processes. The MDG's comprise 8 goals, 18 targets and 48 indicators. The ambitious global targets set for 2015 are as follows:
  1. To eradicate hunger in Somalia
  2. Achieving free primary education
  3. Enpowering Women in Somali
  4. Reducing Child Mortality
  5. Improve Maternal Health
  6. Combat HIV/AIDS,MALARIA and other DISEASES
  7. Ensure environmental sustainability
  8. Build a Global Partnership for Development

Millennium Development Goals place health at the heart of development. While three of the eight MDG's goal relate directly to health, all others have important direct effects on health. That is because of the now well established interrelationship between health and development in general. It is on this weight that out of the 48 MDG indicators of progress, 18 of them measure health related progress. MDG's goals 4, 5, and 6 represent core activities of the Ministry of Health, They are.