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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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2012 Report: Fewer maternal/child deaths; too many still dying

13 June 2012Countdown launched its 2012 Report on June 14, 2012, at the Child Survival Call to Action, a two-day high-level meeting in Washington, D.C.  This conference, convened by the governments of the U.S., Ethiopia, and India in collaboration with UNICEF, charted a course toward ending preventable child deaths around...

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