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Goal 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger

• By planting with fertilizer and improved seed, villagers are seeing a tripling of their harvest and are experiencing a crop surplus for the very first time.

• Agricultural and agro-forestry techniques dramatically increase farm production while enhancing the environment.

• Vitamin and mineral supplements tackle malnutrition and make children stronger.

• Essential health services provide critical, life-saving medicines and raise productivity.

• Free, daily school lunches using locally produced food support children's nutrition, learning capacity, and school attendance while at the same time increase demand for locally produced food.

• Innovative off-grid energy, water, and information technologies bring not only safe water and energy, but save many hours spent each day collecting firewood and water.

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Goal 2: Achieve universal primary education

• By using the surplus from the harvest, villagers are able to start school feeding programs which provide locally grown, nutritious lunches to every student—helping to ensure they go to school and can concentrate on their studies.

• By eliminating school fees when applicable, many more children are able to attend school than before, thereby ensuring that a lack of money doesn't prevent children from getting a basic education.

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Goal 3: Promote gender equality and empower women

• Targeted investments such as improved access to water and fuel wood, accessible clinics, mills for grain, and trucking and ambulance services relieve burdens on women.

• Millennium Villages focus on improving gender equality by empowering women to be decision-makers in the community and by helping them to sell crafts and other goods in nearby markets.

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Goal 4: Reduce child mortality

• Basic interventions such as supplying insecticide-treated malaria bed nets to children, who are the most susceptible to contracting malaria, have dramatically reduced the chances of children falling prey to the disease.

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Goal 5: Improve maternal health

• Improving access to medical services by constructing local clinics, equipping them with adequate medical supplies, and training community health workers in basic maternal health interventions ensure women have better access to healthcare in the Millennium Villages.

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Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases

• Sleeping under an insecticide-treated bed net helps prevent malaria and immunizations lowers the incidence of common diseases, such as measles.

• By supplying Millennium Villages with antiretroviral drugs, furnishing and equipping HIV/AIDS care units, and training villagers and health workers on HIV care and testing, villagers are living several years longer .

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Goal 7: Ensure environmental sustainability

• Millennium Villages recognize from the onset that preserving the environment is key to long-term sustainable growth. By constructing protected springs, promoting landscape rehabilitation and launching environmental awareness campaigns, the Villages are reversing the loss of environmental resources and enhancing the ecosystem.

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Goal 8: Develop a Global Partnership for Development

• By helping to build local infrastructure, setting-up power grids, supplying villagers with computers and establishing Internet connectivity, Millennium Villages are helping to build the private-publish partnership that is essential to establishing rural-urban connections to ensure long-term transformation.