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Family Planning and the Millennium Development Goals

Willard Cates; Quarraisha Abdool Karim; Wafaa Mahmoud El-Sadr; Debra W. Haffner; Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka; Khama Rogo; Tricia Petruney; E. Megan Davidson Averill

Title:
Family Planning and the Millennium Development Goals
Author(s):
Cates, Willard
Abdool Karim, Quarraisha
El-Sadr, Wafaa Mahmoud
Haffner, Debra W.
Kalema-Zikusoka, Gladys
Rogo, Khama
Petruney, Tricia
Averill, E. Megan Davidson
Date:
Type:
Articles
Department:
Epidemiology
Volume:
329
Permanent URL:
Book/Journal Title:
Science
Abstract:
The United Nations' (UN's) eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) (1) are widely accepted as the primary path to alleviating poverty worldwide. This month, world leaders convene to assess progress toward these goals (2). In the countdown to the MDG 2015 deadline and amid protracted economic recession, we need the most efficient, effective, and evidence-based means to accelerate progress toward all MDGs. Challenges must be considered in concert, and solutions must provide multidimensional dividends for the world's poor, or we risk unwisely dividing limited resources and diluting their impact. As authors from diverse communities, we emphasize here the influence that investments in rights-based family planning can have on achieving the MDGs.
Subject(s):
Virology
Epidemiology
Publisher DOI:
10.1126/science.1197080
Item views:
330
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