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Mozambique Achieves the MDGs on Education but Fails on Health by Costança de Pina


Mozambique currently aims to achieve three of the Millennium Development Goals, and confirms that it also has the ability to reach the others. But in terms of reducing maternal mortality and ensuring access to treatment for AIDS, it admits that it is failing. In a report prepared for the Summit held in New York in September 2010 to review progress toward the MDGs, the President of Mozambique, Armando Guebuza confirmed that the country "had made important steps towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals". As an example, he cited the field of education, in which the "consolidated growth in access to primary education" witnessed in the country have led to it being held up by the UN as a story of success (81% of school-age children now regularly attend school).

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