Goal 5 has five indicators as contained in the following table. The first two indicators of Goal 5 relate to the reduction of the mortality ratio and increase in the proportion of births attended by skilled health personnel. In terms of these two indicators, Pakistan while attaining some success has a considerable distance to go to meet the MDG targets by 2015.
A third indicator relating antenatal care also shows low progress towards the 2015 target. From the available data it is clear that many of the specific targets for Goal 5 will not be met in the immediate future, and it will be challenging to meet the targets in 2015
Table 6: MDG Indicators for Goal 5