20 ways that the World Health Organization helps countries reach the Millennium Development Goals

Publication details

Number of pages: 4
Publication date: 2010
Languages: English
WHO reference number: WHO/DGO/2010.3



In September 2000, 189 heads of state adopted the UN Millennium Declaration and endorsed a framework for development.

They established eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), with targets set for 2015, and identifed a number of indicators to monitor progress from 1990 levels. Several of these relate directly to health.

This document highlights how WHO is working with countries to achieve the health-related MDGs.