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Type Journal Article - Acta Paediatrica
Title Shed some light on darkness: will Tanzania reach the millennium development goals?
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Volume 96
Issue 6
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2007
Page numbers 781-786
URL http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1974835/
Abstract
The overall picture of health in sub-Saharan Africa can easily be painted in dark colours. The aim of this viewpoint is to discuss epidemiological data from Tanzania on overall health indicators and the burden of malaria and HIV. Is the situation in Tanzania improving or deteriorating? Are the health-related millennium development goals (MDG) on reducing under-five mortality, reducing maternal mortality and halting HIV and malaria within reach?

Conclusion: Child mortality and infant mortality rates are decreasing quite dramatically. Malaria prevention strategies and new effective treatment are being launched. The MDG 4 on child mortality is clearly within reach, and the same optimism may apply to MDG 6 on combating malaria.

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Janson, Annika. "Shed some light on darkness: will Tanzania reach the millennium development goals?." Acta Paediatrica 96, no. 6 (2007): 781-786.
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