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Progress in MDGS 4 and 5 in Tanzania



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28th February 2011

Professor Esther Mwaikambo is a senior paediatrician from Tanzania whose career has spanned education, scientific research, administration and management in the field of medicine and health sciences. Previous to her current post, she was Head of Department of Paediatrics and Child Health at Muhimbili University (1990-1998) and Vice Chancellor of the Herbert Kairuki Memorial University (1999-2007).

The Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5 were agreed in 2000 and relate to reducing child mortality and improving maternal health. The challenges to achieve targets set for 2015 have been greatest for regions such as sub-Saharan Africa but considerable progress has been made including in Tanzania. Professor Mwaikambo will describe the current status and provide insights into making further progress.