Millenium Development Goals

MBA on the frontlines of reaching Millennium Development Goals

MBA and Mpongwe Mission Hospital are directly involved in the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. The eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which range from halving extreme poverty to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and reducing child mortality, all by the target date of 2015, form a blueprint agreed to, by all the world’s countries and the entire world’s leading development institutions. They have galvanized unprecedented efforts to meet the needs of our nation’s poorest. 

The Millennium Development Goals

  • Goal 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
  • Goal 2: Achieve universal primary education
  • Goal 3: Promote gender equality and empower women
  • Goal 4: Reduce child mortality
  • Goal 5: Improve maternal health
  • Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
  • Goal 7: Ensure environmental sustainability
  • Goal 8: Develop a Global Partnership for Development

MBA’s response – Frontline engagement in achieving the goals 

MBA and MMH are frontline participants in reaching Goals 4, 5 and 6. We have increased our efforts on goal 1 and are working to toward increasing our engagement in goal 3. As you support us you are directly engaged in this important work. In our own way we are even working on Goal 8 as we are working to develop Global Partnerships for Development. 

Mpongwe Mission Hospital is directly involved in the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals

  • Goal 4: Reduce child mortality
  • Goal 5: Improve maternal health
  • Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases

Read more about how the hospital has responded to these challenges

What are the Millennium Development Goals?
In September 2000, the Millennium Declaration was ratified by 189 heads of state at the United Nations Millennium Summit, who imagined a future with less poverty, better educational opportunities, respect and opportunities for women, and a sustainable environment. The Declaration outlines eight broad goals. The first seven goals are targeted towards the developing countries like Zambia and the eighth one is targeted towards the developed north. Within these are eighteen targets – most set for 2015 using 1990 as a benchmark – and forty-eight indicators. These Millennium Development Goals represent a global commitment by all nations who signed the Declaration to reduce poverty and improve lives. These goals give hope to people in poverty and empower leaders to help their communities. Each goal has specific standards to be met by every country.  

Source for information on the Millennium Goals: Micah Challenge Zambia

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