The Army and the MDGS

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An international effort to eradicate poverty

by Christin Davis –

In an eight-part series, New Frontier is exploring the United Nations’ eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to eradicate poverty and achieve basic human rights for all people, and detailing Salvation Army work to accomplish the goals.

Goal 1: To eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
Read more about this goal in New Frontier, volume 28, number 3.
Goal 2: Achieve universal primary education
Read more about this goal in New Frontier, volume 28, number 5.
Goal 3: Promote gender equality and empower women
Read more about this goal in New Frontier, volume 28, number 7.
Goal 4: Reduce child mortality
In Bolivia, a 25-bed Salvation Army hospital focuses on child health and pediatrics. A mobile feeding unit in the area has also helped develop a community health program.

In Pakistan, The Salvation Army’s Mother and Child Health Education (MACHE) Project, supported by the Switzerland, Austria and Hungary Territory, combines literacy education with health, hygiene and practical skills training. It is run in 21 Salvation Army centers and caters to roughly 1,000 women and hundreds of children at any time.
Goal 5: Improve maternal health
Goal 6: Combat AIDS, malaria and other diseases
Goal 7: Ensure environmental sustainability
Goal 8: A global partnership for development

See more about the MDGs in the past and upcoming parts of this New Frontier series in the spring 2010 issue of Caring, and at endpoverty2015.org.


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