India fixes health goals for next 15 years
Monday, August 31, 2015
India has set itself a challenging target to reduce the maternal mortality rate to 70 per 1,000 live births, and for neonatal and under-five to 12 and 25 per 1,000 births, respectively, under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be achieved over the next 15 years.
The consensus over the new targets was achieved within the government in a recent meeting of the health ministry and other concerned departments, an official source said.
India will present the new target, which will replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), in the upcoming United Nations General Assembly session scheduled next month.
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