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India’s achievements on Millennium Developmental Goals (MDG)

Proposed Sustainable Developmental Goals (SDG) by UN, to be achieved by 2030:
UNITED NATIONS: The 193 member states of the United Nations have agreed on 17 new development goals to be achieved by 2030.
The goals will replace the eight Millennium Development Goals which were adopted at a summit in 2000 and are to be completed by the end of 2015.
Here are the 17 goals:
1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere.
2. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.
3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.
4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
6. Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.
7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.
8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.
9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.
10. Reduce inequality within and among countries.
11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.
13. Take urgent actions to combat climate change and its impacts.
14. Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.
15. Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.
16. Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.
17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.


Annual report 2014 – 2015 MoHFW
Link for PDF:

Latest manuals released by Government agencies for various National Programmes
National Health Mission:

India New-born Action Plan (INAP):

Kangaroo Mother Care and optimal and optimal feeding of LBW infants:
Link: file:///C:/Users/Lenovo/Documents/Manuals%20from%20govt/Operational_Guidelines-KMC_&_Optimal_feeding_of_Low_Birth_Weight_Infants.pdf

Home Based New-born Care:

RashtriyaBalSwasthyaKaryakram (RBSK) Child Health Screening and Early Intervention Services under NRHM

• Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus Elimination in India to Spare Thousands of Deaths(link is external)
• India to host Global Call to Action 2015 at New Delhi(link is external)
• Rural Health Statistics - 2014-15(link is external)

• Online Registration System - Patient Portal(link is external)
• National Health Helpline Toll free Number: 1800-180-1104 (NHP Voice Web)
• Media Clippings related to Mohfw

Health Statistics in India

Manual of Health Statistics May 2015:
The manual describes the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the emerging scenario for the MDGs in 2015.
An overview of National health policy, National Nutrition policy, National policy for children, National youth policy, National pharmaceutical, environment and water policy
Also an overview of National health programs
Page no. 260 and 261 include the latest health statistics of India

Guidelines for Control of Iron Deficiency Anaemia

Important developments

Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus – Ukraine
In Ukraine, 2 cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 (cVDPV1) have been confirmed, with dates of onset of paralysis on 30 June and 7 July 2015. Both are from the Zakarpatskaya oblast, in south-western Ukraine, bordering Romania, Hungary, Slovakia and Poland. One child was 4 years old and the other 10 months old at the time of onset of paralysis.