Botswana achieves one of the MDGs
28 January, 2008
SEROWE – Botswana takes pride in being one of the few countries in Africa that have attained the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 6, whose target is to halt and reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS.
There are eight goals that the United Nations member states, including Botswana, have agreed to try to achieve by the year 2015 and President Festus Mogae said Botswana was on the right track to achieving them.
We are one of a few African countries where 95 per cent of the population is within 15 kilometres of a health facility, he said when officiating at the multi million Sekgoma Memorial Hospital in Serowe on Friday.
As a measure of our commitment to improving health care delivery, we have met all the major international undertakings such as the Abuja Declaration, which requires Governments to commit 15 per cent of the national budget to health care delivery.
Heads of State of the African Union pledged in Abuja, Nigeria on April 2001 to improve the health sector.
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