Links in the Chain: How the Foundation’s Efforts Support the United Nations Millennium Development Goals
Children and families everywhere rely on the Foundation as a key partner in the fight against pediatric AIDS – and now, our work takes on added resonance as we join governments and major development institutions from around the world in pursuing the achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Taken together, the eight MDGs amount to a comprehensive, ambitious action plan to proactively address urgent issues – hunger, poverty, gender equality and the eradication of infectious disease among them – that impact the lives of so many of the world’s poorest. The international community has made an ambitious commitment to achieving all of the MDGs by 2015.
The Foundation’s groundbreaking efforts to combat AIDS (as articulated in MDG #6) have had a unique “ripple effect.” Reductions in child mortality (MDG #4) and improvements in maternal health (MDG #5) are directly linked to our work; through our presence in 16 countries in Africa, we ensure that families receive the long-term care that they need, and we help prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV.
Here's a sampling of some of our recent MDG-related posts: