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Beyond the Millennium Development Goals deadline: what next?

Gboyega A Ogunbanjo
South African Family Practice | VOL 57, NO 3 : May/June| a4311 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/safp.v57i3.4311 | ©
Submitted: 22 June 2015 | Published:

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Gboyega A Ogunbanjo, Editor-in-chief South African Family Practice Journal, South Africa

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Abstract

In September 2000, leaders from 189 countries met at the United Nations offices in New York, USA, and endorsed the Millennium Declaration in which they committed to build a safer, more prosperous and equitable world. At that summit, they pledged to eight time-bound measurable goals within a 15-year timeframe (2000-2015), known as the Millennium Development Goals (MGDs).ed to eight time-bound measurable goals with a time frame of 15 years (2000 to 2015), known as the Millennium Development Goals (MGDs).

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