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Some countries will not achieve millennium development goals for health by 2015, WHO says

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7496.863 (Published 14 April 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:863
  1. Owen Dyer
  1. London

    The UN's millennium development goals on maternal and child health will not be met unless dozens of countries swiftly create national maternal and child health services with universal access, according to the World Health Organization's 2005 World Health Report.

    The report, which was published last week to coincide with world health day (7 April), estimates that each year 3.3 million babies are stillborn, more than four million die in their first month of life, and a further 6.6 million children die before the age of five years. The number of women dying each year as a result of pregnancy, abortion, or childbirth …

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