Goal 4 and 5: Reduce child mortality and Improve maternal health
Despite good progress, Africa still has the greatest burden of child and maternal deaths
In recent years, both Africa’s under-five mortality rate and its maternal mortality rate have declined significantly. Over 1990–2011, the continent reduced its under-five mortality rate 47 per cent. But an inexcusable amount of children and pregnant women still die every year from preventable causes. To fast-track progress, integrated maternal and child health interventions focusing on infant mortality, as well as holistic policies to address the underlying causes of maternal and child deaths, will be important.
- 29/09/2015 - An international effort to power Africa
- 28/09/2015 - After the MDGs, renewed commitment and financing required to spur Africa’s development
- 22/09/2015 - From the MDGs to the SDGs: Africa at a crossroads
- 07/09/2015 - United Nations Sustainable Development Summit 2015
- 18/08/2015 - AfDB’s Africa Information Highway selected as one of the most innovative data initiatives in the world