Good health has far-reaching impacts on family life.
We’re working to resolve problems that both arise from and contribute to poverty
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are a set of eight objectives for ending extreme poverty by 2015. Agreed upon in 2000 by world leaders at the United Nations, the goals have sparked unprecedented efforts to improve lives in the world’s poorest regions. At PATH, we’re working to resolve many of the problems the goals target—problems that both arise from and contribute to poverty.
The goals are:
- Ending poverty and hunger.
- Achieving universal primary education.
- Promoting gender equality and empowering women.
- Reducing child mortality.
- Improving maternal health.
- Combating HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases.
- Ensuring environmental sustainability.
- Developing a global partnership for development.
Health and development hand-in-hand
These interrelated goals are at the heart of PATH’s work to improve global health. When communities are healthy, parents are better able to provide for their children, children are more likely to attend school, and everyone has more stamina to improve their lives and the lives of their neighbors.
While our work touches each of the eight goals, we contribute most directly to those that address health. We invite you to learn how PATH is contributing to fulfillment of the ambitious targets set by the following Millennium Development Goals:
- Goal 4: Reduce child mortality.
- Goal 5: Improve maternal health.
- Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases.
Photo: Miguel Alvarez.