BMC Countdown Supplement Published

12 September 2016 As Countdown to 2030 is launched, a supplement in the British Medical Journal published 12th September 2016, maps the challenges and opportunities for the SDG era. The supplement, entitled Countdown to 2015 country case studies: analysing progress towards maternal and child survival in the Millennium Development Goal era reflects on the...

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Diahrrea and WASH: Two New Papers Published 9 September 2016

9 September 2016 Access to water and sanitation during childbirth is poor across low and middle-income countries. Even when women travel to health facilities for childbirth, they are not guaranteed access to basic WATSAN infrastructure. Hygiene during childbirth is essential to the health of mothers and newborns, irrespective of where...

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Exemplary Progress in Peru According to New Countdown Case Study

9 June 2016 Access to water and sanitation during childbirth is poor across low and middle-income countries. Even when women travel to health facilities for childbirth, they are not guaranteed access to basic WATSAN infrastructure. Hygiene during childbirth is essential to the health of mothers and newborns, irrespective of where...

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Countdown and partners: Accountability central to achieving maternal, newborn, child health goals

26 September 2015 At the annual RMNCH Accountability Breakfast, held in conjunction with the yearly meeting of the UN General Assembly, which this year included the historic Summit for Sustainable Development, nearly 300 partners gathered to reflect on what accountability has delivered for women’s and children’s health, and on the...

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Newest Countdown case study launches in Ethiopia

June 24, 2015 In September 2013, Ethiopia’s Federal Ministry of Health and UNICEF jointly announced that Ethiopia had succeeded in reducing its under-5 mortality rate by two-thirds between 1990 and 2012. Ethiopia had already achieved Millennium Development Goal 4, two years ahead of the MDG deadline.

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