chapter  7
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Conclusions and recommendations

The essential conclusion of the task force is that the Millennium Development

Goals for child mortality and maternal health are attainable-but not without

extraordinary effort. The technical interventions for achieving these Goals exist;

they must now be implemented at a scale and in a manner that will reach those

who need them most. Access to safe, effective, and affordable interventions must

be provided to all, through functioning health systems; barriers to the utilization

of competent, professionally delivered services must be lowered or eliminated.