Global progress towards the achievement of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and associated targets:
By the end of this year if current trends continue, the world will have met global targets for turning around the epidemics of HIV, malaria and tuberculosis and increasing access to safe drinking water. It will also have made substantial progress in reducing child undernutrition, maternal and child deaths, and increasing access to basic sanitation.
Source: World Health Statistics 2015.
Access to reproductive health
12%of women 15-49 married or in union wanting to avoid a pregnancy did not have access to or are not using an effective method of contraception in 2012Unmet needs for family planning
45% declinebetween 1990 and 2013
Improved sanitation facilities
2.5 billionpeople still lacked access to improved sanitation facilities in 2012
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