3.1.2 African Millennium Villages Programme
A good example of the kind of low cost, grass roots work that has contributed to the success of the Millennium Development Goals is described in the following audio recording by widely respected economist and advisor to the UN Secretary General, Professor Jeffery Sachs.
The Millennium Villages Programme provides free healthcare for childbearing women, the provision of basic training and equipment and some simple, effective interventions that have resulted in significant drops in both child and maternal mortality. The costs are minimal but the outcomes impressive.
Read more about the Millennium Villages from their website:.
Next, you will find out about progress on future goals.