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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Countdown Case Study in Peru highlights RMNCH progress

November 26, 2014 Countdown to 2015 continues to move forward on a series of in-depth Country Case Studies that seek to understand and explain how progress on women’s and children’s health was achieved in priority countries. On November 26th, a research team led by the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima presented...

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Countdown at the UN: Leave no woman or child behind

September 21, 2014 For the fourth consecutive year, Countdown to 2015 was co-host of a high-level meeting that put women's and children's health at the front of the agenda for the annual meeting of the United Nations General Assembly. On the Sunday morning immediately before the General Assembly convened, senior...

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Countdown to 2015 highlights ‘unfinished business’ in bringing health care to world’s poorest women and children

June 30, 2014 Many developing countries have taken substantive action to save women’s and children’s lives, but vast areas of “unfinished business” still need to be addressed, according to a new report released at the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Partners’ Forum and summarized in The Lancet today....

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