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Abolishing inequity, a necessity for poverty reduction and the realisation of child mortality targets
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Women's and Children's Health, International Maternal and Child Health (IMCH). (Internationell barnhälsa och nutrition/Persson)
2015 (English)In: Archives of Disease in Childhood, ISSN 0003-9888, E-ISSN 1468-2044, Vol. 100 Suppl 1, S5-S9 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The first Millennium Development Goal (MDG 1) due in 2015 concerns poverty reduction. It has been claimed to be fulfilled on a global level, but still more than 1 billion people are living in abject poverty. There is a strong link between the economy and child survival, and only a minority of countries will have reached the MDG target for child mortality reduction by 2015. This paper discusses the relationship between poverty and child survival. It argues that a focus on equity is necessary to further reduce child mortality, through poverty reduction in absolute terms and also through targeting interventions for increased child survival to disadvantaged populations. The political will to actually achieve real change for those in greatest need is crucial but not to be taken for granted, and the distribution rather than the generation of wealth needs to be made a priority in the post-MDG era.

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2015. Vol. 100 Suppl 1, S5-S9 p.
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Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-243092DOI: 10.1136/archdischild-2013-305722ISI: 000348385600003PubMedID: 25613969OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-243092DiVA: diva2:785955
Available from: 2015-02-04 Created: 2015-02-04 Last updated: 2015-03-10Bibliographically approved

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