Improving family and community health: core to achieving Millennium Development Goals
19 May 2011 - WHO's work to improve the health of families and communities is key to meeting 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).
This was the main message highlighted by WHO staff interacting with delegates visiting the Family and Community Health (FCH) stand at the 2011 World Health Assembly.
An information sheet on the specific activities undertaken by FCH in support of the MDGs was handed out to representatives of ministries of health, technical partners and non-governmental organizations, as was a CD containing key technical and strategic documents in several languages produced by WHO during the last five years.
A summary table of WHO recommendations for routine immunization proved particularly popular, as did cloth bags emblazoned with "Vaccines save lives".
Healthy people at all stages of life. Achieving the health-related Millennium Development Goals
Des populations en bonne santé à toutes les étapes de la vie. Réaliser les objectifs du Millénaire pour le développement liés à la santé.
- Health-related Millennium Goals. Report by the Secretariat to the 64th World Health Assembly [pdf file]
- MDG 4: reduce child mortality