The Region of the Americas is Americas on track to reach global targets on hunger, child mortality, and water and sanitation, says PAHO director Dr. Mirta Roses during the presentation of the annual report of the organization, “Transforming The Millennium Development Goals Into Results.”
In the presentation to Ministers of Health of the Americas attending the 51st Directing Council of the Pan American Health Organization, Dr. Roses said that in other areas, such as maternal mortality, for example, it is difficult to measure progress because of problems with surveillance and data.
The only MDG that seems largely out of reach is the goal of halting and reversing the HIV epidemic by 2015. But even in this area, our countries have made significant progress in expanding treatment as well as prevention of HIV, said DR. Roses.
Access the interactive document “Health and the Millennium Development Goals: From Commitment to Action” at http://www.paho.org/annual-report-d-2011/default.html