Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Millennium development holes

This is the title (please look at the last word of the title carefully) of the editorial published in

Nature 446, 347 (22 March 2007) | doi:10.1038/446347a; Published online 21 March 2007.

The accompanying blurb says, "A lack of data makes it impossible not only to track progress, but also to assess the effectiveness of measures taken".

The editorial talks about, amongst other things, the importance of good and complete data for the evaluation of the progress made towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). It also talks about the need for scientific evaluation of the measures undertaken to achieve the MDGs like the effectiveness of bed nets in preventing malaria.

Isha Garg