Millennium Development Goal 8: Develop a global partnership for development
Target: Develop further an open, rule-based, predictable, non-discriminatory trading and financial system.
Greater political and institutional commitment to maternal newborn and child health is reflected in sharply rising aid flows to these areas. The latest estimates indicate that global official development assistance to maternal, newborn and child health rose by 64 per cent between 2003 and 2006. The total official development assistance (ODA) given to maternal, newborn and child-specific health projects in 2006 rose to $1,680 million.
Even so, there remains ample scope to further increase resources directed to maternal and newborn health. Recent analysis of official development assistance flow to these areas indicates that aid to maternal, newborn and
child health-related activities accounted for just 3 per cent of gross ODA disbursements.
Source: Greco, Giulia, et al., 'Countdown to 2015: Assessment of donor assistance to maternal, newborn, and child health between 2003 and 2006', The Lancet, vol. 371, 12 April 2008, p. 1269