Global Campaign for Health Millenium Development Goals First Year report 2008.

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The Global Campaign for the Health Millennium Development Goals was established in September 2007 to bring together the actions and initiatives on health pledged by world leaders eight years ago to meet the MDGs #4, 5 and 6. This First Year Report provides an update of major activities during the last year, and highlights the actions required to accelerate progress towards the Goals by 2015. It contains information on the global initiatives taken for the attainment of the Millenium Development Goals and the status of the progress of the major countries towards the attainment of the MDGs.

A message from global leaders notes successes in the fight against AIDS, TB and malaria, but continues: 'In spite of all this good work, we are still not making enough progress on the health of women and children generally, and on maternal and newborn health in particular. We are therefore working hard to ensure that maternal and newborn health are given higher priority nationally, regionally and globally.

'... the G8, under the leadership of Japan, has emphasised a comprehensive approach to addressing maternal, newborn and child health, ... We already know that to improve...

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