Are the health Millennium Development Goals appropriate for Eastern Europe and Central Asia?


Rechel, B; Shapo, L; McKee, M; and The Health, Nutrition and Population Group, EuropeandCentralAsiaRegion; (2005) Are the health Millennium Development Goals appropriate for Eastern Europe and Central Asia? Health policy (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 73 (3). pp. 339-51. ISSN 0168-8510 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthpol.2004.12.010

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Abstract

This article argues that the health-related Millennium Development Goals do not appropriately address the challenges faced by the countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia. By ignoring adult mortality, their achievement would result in relatively small gains in life expectancy. To achieve greater impact, policies in this region must supplement the classical Millennium Development Goals with indicators of adult health, in particular cardiovascular diseases and external causes of death. In addition, countries, with support from the international community, must improve the quality of vital registration data to enable more accurate estimation of the disease burden.

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Public Health and Policy > Dept of Health Services Research and Policy
Research Centre: Centre for Global Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)
PubMed ID: 16039352
Web of Science ID: 231345100010
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/13503

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