The New England Journal of Medicine put out a terrific article today on the progress (or lack thereof) that’s been made in reaching the Millennium Development Goals. Goals 4 and 5 have to do with reducing mortality in children under the age of five and reducing maternal mortality during childbirth. While there have been some promising developments in a number of countries, many countries have fallen far short in these areas. It’s a great - if sobering - read and I encourage you to check it out for yourself here. If you’re interested in learning more about Goals 4 & 5, look here and here.