Millennium Development Goals – A Progress Report on Nigeria

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DOI: 10.21522/TIJPH.2013.04.02.Art065

Authors : Eromon Aigbe Israel


Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are 8 international goals that were officially established following the millennium summit of the United Nations in 2000. Using Nigeria as a case study, there has been massive strides in attaining goals 1 to 6 while there has not been visible improvements in attaining goals 7 and 8. It is imperative for focus to shift to the rural areas where there is a higher demand for provision of basic healthcare and environmental infrastructure if these targets are to be met by 2015. Most importantly, the issues of poverty, universal basic education and health, and provision of safe drinking water will go a long way to improving the quality of life of over 160 million Nigerians.


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