Goal 4 and 5: Reduce child mortality and Improve maternal health

Goal 1: Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger
Goal 1: Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger
Goal 2: Achieve Universal Primary Education
Goal 2: Achieve Universal Primary Education
Goal 3: Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women
Goal 3: Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women
Goal 4: Reduce Child Mortality
Goal 4: Reduce Child Mortality
Goal 5: Improve Maternal Health
Goal 5: Improve Maternal Health
Goal 6: Combat HIV, AIDS, Malaria, and Other Major Diseases
Goal 6: Combat HIV, AIDS, Malaria, and Other Major Diseases
Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability
Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability
Goal 8: Develop a Global Partnership for Development
Goal 8: Develop a Global Partnership for Development

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.