The Slippery Target
2015 is fast drawing to a close, and with it the culmination of the Millenium Development Goals.
Among the eight MDG, Goal 4 which was to Reduce Child Mortality made progress but failed to be achieved.
The Sustainable Development Goals replace the MDG for the period 2016-2030, and continue with a more ambitious reach to continue to address the impact of poverty.
My good friend Trish shared this document today The Slippery Target for Child Survival in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development from the Health and Human Rights Journal. It is a short document that is well worth reading to see how difficult it is to set targets in a world where there is great discrepancy in levels of child mortality between countries.
Information worth noting. It helps define the challenge before us.
3 thoughts on “The Slippery Target”
October 26, 2015 at 9:10 pm
I so love that we don’t have to have it all figured out to move forward…perfect ting for me that you shared it! But having our eyes on something certainly helps to encourage momentum and taking a leaf out your book…my favourite story…and inviting the journey to just keep rolling with determination, deliberation and serendipity. Showing up goes a long way!
October 26, 2015 at 9:19 pm
I agree. We don’t know what help awaits us further along the road.
October 26, 2015 at 10:05 pm
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