Posted on December 6, 2013 / No Comments
Investing in women and children results in a multiplying effect for the well-being of families, community and nations.
In 2000, the world set out to achieve eight Millennium Development Goals by 2015. Goal four aims to reduce by two-thirds the risk that a child will not live to see her or his fifth birthday. Goal five aims to improve maternal health. These goals are one of the most important and measurable promises that the international community has made to women and children. Unfortunately, with less than two years until the deadline, Africa will not achieve goals four and five. (read more…)