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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Tanzanian Countdown to 2015 launched – will this count for women and children?

15 May 2014 President JM Kikwete of Tanzania, co-chair for the Commission on Information and Accountability for Women's and Children's Health (COIA), recently launched the Tanzanian "Countdown to 2015" and "A Promised Renewed" in relation to maternal, newborn and child survival in Tanzania at a high level event held in...

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Countdown at the UN General Assembly: Accountability for Results

22 September, 2013 Ministers and government officials, leaders of UN agencies, NGOs and advocates, academic experts, and nearly 150 others came together in New York to vow greater efforts on accountability for women’s and children’s health. “Accountability for Results: Keeping our Promises to Women and Children” marked the second annual Sunday accountability...

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Budget tracking workshop sharpens accountability efforts by civil society, parliaments, media

28 August, 2013 More than 60 representatives of national parliaments, civil society, ministries of health, media, and development agencies from Kenya, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, and Uganda met this week in Nairobi, Kenya, in a workshop that aimed to build their capacities to undertake budget advocacy for improved women’s and...

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Countdown releases new country guide, toolkit

20 February 2013 To support countries in undertaking robust and effective Country Countdown processes, Countdown has developed Country Countdown—Accelerating progress to 2015 and beyond:  A guide for countries and partners.

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