Africa Needs “Innovation, Technology” to Meet MDGs- Gates Foundation
With the 2015 MDG target date just few years away, there is serious doubt whether many African countries will meet some of the eight goals.
Countires of the developing world are all striving to eradicate hunger and extreme poverty, achieve universal primary education, promote gender equality and empower women, reduce child mortality, improve maternal health, combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases, ensure environmental sustainability, develop a global partnership for development.
Many experts argue that the rate at which some countries are moving towards the MDG target is slow. But the question often asked is why the pace is not fast enough?
One person who has some answers is Dr. Doulaye Kone, Senior Program Officer in charge of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
In an interview with Reporter Chiekh Tidiane Dioum of WADR’s French Service, Dr. Kone said there was a need for new approach and new technology by African countries.
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