The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) deadline is now less than 1,000 days away. The world has officially entered the final leg of its 15-year journey to halve extreme poverty and reduce child mortality by two-thirds, reverse the tide against HIV/AIDS and malaria, and ensure that more people have access to basic services, such as primary education and safe drinking water.
How is your country doing?
No surprise, Rwanda Ethiopia and Ghana are doing well in hitting their targets by improving health conditions, agriculture and education.
Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo and Cote d’Ivoire are performing poorly, with little or no progress achieved since 2000.
What are the Millennium Development Goals?
Goal 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
Goal 2: Achieve universal primary education
Goal 3: Promote gender equality and empower women
Goal 4: Reduce child mortality rates
Goal 5: 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