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Narrowing the Gaps to Meet the Goals

Advancing towards the Goals

A new UNICEF study has arrived at a surprising and significant conclusion: An equity-based strategy can move us more quickly and cost-effectively towards meeting Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5 – reduce child mortality and improve maternal health – than our current path, with the potential of averting millions of maternal and child deaths by the 2015 deadline.

Reaching the most deprived and most vulnerable children has always been UNICEF’s central mission. But recently it has become an even more pivotal focus of our work, as emerging data and analysis increasingly confirm that deprivations of children’s rights are disproportionately concentrated among the poorest and most marginalized populations within countries.

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