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Zoe Matthews provides chapter for Prime Ministers report

Published: 25 September 2008 Origin:  Social Statistics and Demography

Prime Ministers Stoltenberg (Norway) and Brown (UK) recently held a press conference to launch a progress report on the Millennium Development Goals.

Dr Zoe Matthews was the editor in chief of Chapter 4 of this report, on the progress towards achieving MDGs 4 and 5. The chapter was written collaboratively with UNPFA, UNICEF, WHO, World Bank and others.

The main thrust of the chapter was the estimation for the number of lives to be saved, health staff to be hired, and total costs to foot the bill for acheiving MDGs 4 and 5 by 2015.

Other chapters were written by DG of WHO, Bill Gates, Head of the World Bank and the Head of PEPFAR.

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