Is millennium development goal 4 achievable in Tanzania?

25 Nov 2013

Introduction: This paper will focus on MDG4, which is concerned with reducing child mortality. Childhood mortality rates are the leading indicator of the level of child health and overall development of a country; and MDG4 aims to reduce the childhood mortality rate by two-thirds by 2015. The target is to reduce the number of children dying before 5 years of age from 93 per 1000 in 1990 to 31 per 1000 in 2015. Thus, MDG4 aims to reduce under-five mortality rates and infant mortality rates, which could be achieved by increasing the proportion of 12-month-old children who are immunized against measles, BCG, DPT, etc.