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Health-Related Millennium Development Goals

In 2000, all United Nations (UN) member states adopted the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) as a roadmap for their commitment to fight world poverty, hunger, illiteracy, gender inequality, diseases, and environmental degradation. With 1990 as the base year, and 2015 as the end year, the eight MDGs were deconstructed into 21 targets, and success indicators were set for each target. However, achieving MDGs in isolation is unlikely and ineffective because there is strong influence and interdependence of one goal on the success of another.

Halve the Proportion of People Who Suffer from Hunger

Hunger and consequent malnutrition form the foundation for bad health. This effect is critical in early ages, with malnutrition the cause of 45 percent of deaths in children below 5 years of age. ...

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