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

Goal 1: Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger

Goal 2: Achieve Universal Primary Education

Goal 3: Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women

Goal 4 and 5: Reduce child mortality and Improve Maternal Health

Goal 4 and 5: Reduce child mortality and 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

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.