Skilled Care During Pregnancy And Birth

  1. Safe and clean delivery at birth
  2. Care of the newborn at birth
  3. Appropriate feeding in sickness and health
  4. Exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life
  5. Starting at six months of age, appropriate complementary feeding with continued breastfeeding up to 2 years of age and beyond
  6. Micronutrient supplementation (at least vitamin A)
  7. Prevention of illness
  8. Vaccination
  9. Insecticide-treated materials
  10. Water, sanitation and hygiene
  11. Prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV
  12. Antiretrovirals
  13. Safer infant feeding practices
  14. Treatment of Illness
  15. Oral rehydration therapy to prevent and treat dehydration resulting from diarrhoea
  16. Zinc to reduce the duration and severity of diarrhoea
  17. Antibiotics for sepsis, pneumonia and dysentery
  18. Antimalarials

The Millennium Development Goals

The Millennium Development Goals identify the actions needed across many different fronts (e.g. education, health, transport, agriculture, housing, energy. water, sanitation, legislation and social welfare) for social and economic development.

  1. Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger.
  2. Achieve universal primary education.
  3. Promote gender equality and empower women.
  4. Reduce child mortality.

    Target: Reduce by two-thirds, between 1990 and 2015, the under-five mortality rate.

  5. Improve maternal health.

    Target: Reduce by three-quarters, between 1990 and 2015, the maternal mortality ratio.

  6. Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases.
  7. Ensure environmental sustainability.
  8. Develop a global partnership for development.

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