Publication date: 
July 21, 2014


This interactive data visualization tool allows you to compare and contrast progress achieved among 188 countries in meeting each of the health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The MDGs are international development goals established following the Millennium Summit of the United Nations in 2000. Progress on each goal is measured in terms of rate of decline between 1990 and 2015. The three MDGs profiled in this tool are MDG 4 (to reduce child mortality by two-thirds before 2015), MDG 5 (to reduce the maternal mortality ratio by three-quarters before 2015), and MDG 6 (to combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases). For MDG 6, the three diseases presented in the tool are HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis. Estimated results were derived from a combination of data and reports from surveys, censuses, vital registration, and sample registration. We estimated 95% uncertainty intervals (UIs) for all values.

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Learn how to explore the MDG Viz by reading the user guide.


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  • Make sure to disable compatibility mode in Internet Explorer. In some cases, it renders a site unusable.
  • Use Ctrl+0 to reset the browser zoom. Sometimes having the browser zoomed in or out interferes with the layout or a few mouse-dependent properties.
  • If the visualization isn't loading or looks distorted, try clearing your cache. See's-Cache for pointers.

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME). MDG Viz. Seattle, WA: IHME, University of Washington, 2014. Available from (Accessed [INSERT DATE])