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Millennium development goals will not be met, charities say

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 25 September 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:702
  1. Mark Gould
  1. London

    An estimated 80 million mothers and children will die unnecessarily in the next 12 years from diarrhoea, pneumonia, and malaria unless global initiatives set in 2000 to improve morbidity are radically revised, says a new report by a coalition of UK charities and religious groups.

    The report says that there is little chance of meeting the millennium development goals to reduce child mortality by two thirds and maternal mortality by three quarters by 2015. In some African countries mortality has stagnated or worsened to the extent that it will take another 150 years to meet the targets.

    The report, …

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