Family and Community Health: contributing to the Millennium Development Goals
The contribution of WHO's work in family and community health to MDGs 3 (to promote gender equality and empower women), 4 (to reduce child mortality), 5 (to improve maternal health), and 6 (to combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases) is featured at the exhibit of the Family and Community Health Cluster at the 2010 World Health Assembly.
The role of vaccines and immunization in achieving these goals is highlighted in documentation available to visitors to the stand. Activities include: immunization against measles and other vaccine-preventable diseases; the introduction of new vaccines such as those against pneumonia and rotavirus diarrhoea; the provision of insecticide-treated bednets during immunization campaigns, and collaboration in the development of vaccines against diseases such as HIV, malaria, tuberculosis and epidemic meningitis.
Healthy people at all stages of life. Achieving the health-related Millennium Development Goals
- Immunization's contribution to reaching the Millennium Development Goal on child survival
- Contribution de la vaccination à la réalisation de l'objectif du Millénaire pour le développement concernant la survie des enfants
- Contribución de la inmunización al Objetivo de Desarrollo del Milenio de reducir la mortalidad infantil
- Monitoring of the achievement of the health-related Millennium Development Goals. Report by the Secretariat