Sexual and reproductive health

Millennium Development Goal 5

Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)

The MDGs are eight goals that UN Member States have agreed to try to achieve by the year 2015.

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were set at the 2000 Millennium Summit to accelerate global progress in development. Sexual and reproductive health is a prerequisite of all goals, particularly those related to gender and health. Progress is monitored through achievement of two targets and their associated indicators for monitoring under MDG 5.

Target 5.A.
An auxiliary nurse and midwife provides health services to a pregnant woman in Rajasthan, India
Photoshare/RN Mittal

Reduce by three quarters, between 1990 and 2015, the maternal mortality ratio

5.1 Maternal mortality ratio
5.2 Proportion of deliveries attended by skilled health personnel

Target 5.B.
Mothers and Infants at Primary Health Centre, Madagascar
UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

Achieve, by 2015, universal access to reproductive health

5.3 Contraceptive prevalence rate
5.4 Adolescent birth rate
5.5 Antenatal care coverage
5.6 Unmet need for family planning


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