Millennium Development Goals

India reduces baby deaths but still hasn't met 2012 targets

There were wide variations in infant mortality rate -- a bellwether of national health -- across India.

Jan 11, 2017, 12:58 PM IST

India ranks 143 among 188 countries on health index; Iceland tops list

Despite rapid economic growth, India was ranked 143rd, below Comoros and Ghana," the first annual assessment of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) health performance published in the Lancet and launched at a special event at the UN General Assembly in New York said.

Sep 23, 2016, 03:55 AM IST

DNA: Has India met the Millennium Development Goals?

The UN General Assembly adopted a new set of 17 sustainable development goals, to be achieved by 2030. These goals replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) adopted in the year 2000.

Nov 02, 2015, 23:57 PM IST

PM Modi expected to address UN Sustainable Development Summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to address a high-level summit on sustainable development hosted by the UN on September 25 when the new and ambitious post-2015 development agenda will be adopted.

Aug 04, 2015, 14:06 PM IST

UN states agree post-2015 sustainable development agenda

The United Nations 193-member states agreed on Sunday on an agenda for the world`s sustainable development over the next 15 years that pledges to leave no-one behind and is now due to be formally adopted by world leaders at a summit in September.

Aug 03, 2015, 09:45 AM IST

India may attain its targeted maternal mortality ratio soon

The government Friday said that India is "likely" to reach its targeted maternal mortality ratio under the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) if the current compound rate of annual decline continues.

Jul 24, 2015, 18:23 PM IST

New HIV infections down by 20% in India: UN

India has been able to achieve a more than 20 per cent decline in new HIV infections between 2000 and 2014, reversing the spread of the virus, according to a UN report that says the world is on track to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030.

Jul 15, 2015, 08:44 AM IST

New HIV infections down by 49% in Southern Asia: report

New HIV infections have fallen by 49 per cent in Southern Asia, says the final report on Millennium Development Goals released by the United Nations Economic and Social Communication for Asia-Pacific (UN-ESCAP).

Jul 08, 2015, 17:48 PM IST

India, China played central role in poverty reduction: Report

According to the final report on the Millennium Development Goals, Southern Asia has made remarkable progress in moving towards the achievement of the MDGs in some areas.

Jul 07, 2015, 23:06 PM IST

UN notes progress on MDGs, but says challenges remain for India

India has made notable progress towards realising the Millennium Development Goals, including of reducing poverty by half and securing gender parity, but the achievements across the goals vary, a major UN report has revealed.

Jul 07, 2015, 15:08 PM IST

World loses 6 mn under-five children every year: UNICEF

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday warned that millions of children worldwide continue to live in poverty, lack access to education while suffering from chronic malnutrition and about six million die before they turn five.

Jun 23, 2015, 22:49 PM IST

Global health funding stalled in recent years: Study

After growing rapidly from 2000 to 2010, global health funding remained stagnant between 2010 and 2014, amounting to $35.9 billion in 2014, says a study.

Jun 17, 2015, 12:59 PM IST

Toilets in schools: PM Modi wants target met

Pushing for meeting the target of constructing toilets in all schools by August 15, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday directed officials to assess the progress made on this front across the country so that "bottlenecks", if any, could be removed expeditiously.

Jun 09, 2015, 21:47 PM IST

India hopes to attain MDGs on child mortality, maternal health

With increased funding and stepped-up investments in health systems, India today said it expects to achieve the Millennium Development Goals of reducing child mortality and improving maternal health this year.

Apr 16, 2015, 14:34 PM IST

Women and children's health pressing agenda for Govt: Nadda

Health concerns, especially those related to women, children and adolescents, are "prominent and pressing" agenda for the Narendra Modi-led government, Union Minister J P Nadda Thursday said.

Feb 26, 2015, 15:43 PM IST

India will meet under-five mortality rate target of 2015: Govt

 Belying concerns raised by several quarters, the government asserted that the country is well on course to meet the Millennium Development Goals of achieving the under-five mortality rate of 42 per 1,000 live births and infant mortality rate of 28 by next year.

Dec 28, 2014, 09:58 AM IST

Poverty, child, maternal deaths high in India: UN report

India continues to battle poverty, child and maternal deaths, according to a United Nations report on the Millennium Development Goals that said while several key global targets have been met, more sustained effort is needed to cover disparities by the 2015 deadline.

Jul 08, 2014, 08:44 AM IST

UN chief wants world leaders to adopt new development goals

A new universal Sustainable Development Agenda will be launched next year after the expiry of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Friday.

Jun 28, 2014, 02:37 AM IST

SAARC meet on poverty kicks off in Kathmandu

The third SAARC Ministerial Meeting on poverty alleviation kicked off in Kathmandu on Friday.

Apr 05, 2013, 14:54 PM IST

India will not be able to achieve crucial MDG targets: Report

India's poverty ratio is likely to be 26.7 percent by 2015 while child mortality ratio is seen at 52 per thousand live births, missing the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) in this regard, according to a government report.

Jan 02, 2013, 00:09 AM IST