Vietnam makes impressive progress in child care
Addressing the launching ceremony of the State of the World’s Children 2008 report in
The UN representative said “the country is on the track to meet the Millennium Development Goal 4 (MDG-4) to reduce the under-five mortality rate by two-thirds by 2015”.
Jean-Marc Olive, Chief Representative of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Vietnam, also expressed his belief that Vietnam will be able to reach the goal as its government has made a strong commitment and been supported by communities.
According to the Health Ministry,
However, every day has up to 76 children under the age of five reported dead in
According to John Hendra, to reduce the child mortality across the country, Vietnam has to make achievements in fulfilling other related MDGs such as reducing poverty, promoting gender equality, combating HIV/AIDS, malaria and other major diseases, and increasing access to water and sanitation.