MSH and the Millenium Development Goals
In 2000, leaders around the world adopted the United Nations Millennium Declaration and committed to work together toward meeting a series of global development targets—the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)— by 2015.
The Millennium Development Goals represent the global effort to enhance the quality of life of people worldwide. For nearly four decades, MSH has strengthened health systems in more than 70 countries, including fragile states, making care more accessible and sustainable by building local capacity and integrating services. This approach includes reducing child mortality (MDG 4); improving maternal health (MDG 5); combating HIV, malaria, and other diseases (MDG 6); and expanding access to clean water and sanitation services (MDG 7).
MSH also reaches beyond improved health outcomes: We help empower women leaders in their communities (MDG 3); we strengthen the ability of governments to be efficient, responsive, and accountable; and we build partnerships among governments, service organizations, businesses, and donors that foster local economic growth (MDG 8).
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
The Tanzania Food and Drugs Authority, with support from MSH, is implementing the Accredited Drug Dispensing Outlet (ADDO) program to train and accredit licensed drug dispensers; a new class of provider that is helping to fill the gap left by the scarcity of registered pharmacists in Tanzania. 90 percent of the 4,000 people trained through the program are women. The ADDO program is empowering women by providing them economic opportunities.
Goal 4: Reduce Child Mortality
Goal 5: Improve Maternal Health
Goal 6: Combat HIV & AIDS, Malaria and Other Diseases
Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability
Goal 8: A Global Partnership for Development