Health topics

Millennium Development Goals

 

The eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were approved by 189 world leaders in September 2000 to improve the lives of the poor by combating poverty, hunger, disease, illiteracy, environmental degradation and discrimination against women. Each MDG consists of indicators and specific targets to be achieved by 2015. Three MDGs relate specifically to health: MDG 4, MDG 5 and MDG 6. Three other MDGs are health-related: MDG 1, MDG 7 and MDG 8.

 

Progress reports and publications

Achieving the health-related Millennium Development Goals in the Western Pacific Region 2012

Accelerating Equitable Achievement of the MDGs, Closing Gaps in Health and Nutrition Outcomes: Asia Pacific Regional MDG Report 2011/12

Achieving the health-related Millennium Development Goals in the Western Pacific Region 2010

Achieving the Health-related MDGs in the Western Pacific Region Progress report 2010

Turning promises into progress: attaining the Health MDG in Asia & the Pacific

Meeting report on the High Level Forum on the Health MDGs in Asia and the Pacific, June 2005, Japan

Health-related Millennium Development Goals (2005)

Core indicators (2005)