First Lady expresses concern over the achievement of MDGs on health

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-First Lady Dr Christine Kaseba has expressed concern that the  Millennium Development Goals, MDGs,  on health may not be achieved because of challenges that are hindering the activity.

Dr Kaseba said nothing much has been done to achieve MDG goals number 1, 4, and 5 in Sub Sahara Africa with the poor still leaving under difficult circumstances.

The First Lady said this in Johannesburg today when he she gave a keynote speech at the Global Business Coalition  for Health Meeting at De Beers Corporate Park  in Ormonde, Johannesburg.

Dr Kaseba also observed that it was sad that women were still dying due to lack of awareness on cervical cancer.

She called on African Governments to pay attention to Non-Communicable Diseases such as cervical and breast cancer.

Dr Kaseba, who bemoaned the high maternal mortality in Africa, said while Breast cancer was the number one diagnosed, cervical cancer remained the number one killer.

The First lady has since called on the private sector to contribute to the economies of the countries they live in through the enhancement of quality health especially mothers and children.

The MDGs on 1, 4, and 5 focus on eradicating extreme poverty and hunger, reducing child mortality, and improving maternal health.