Since 2005, Countdown and our global partners have published numerous reports and journal supplements that synthesize information about reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) and nutrition across multiple countries, analyzing trends and identifying crucial data gaps.
Tracking Progress in Child Survival: The 2005 Report included country profiles for 60 priority countries, representing almost 500 million children under age five and 94% of all child deaths. An article summarizing and expanding on the 2005 Report results was published in The Lancet in September 2006.
Tracking Progress in Maternal, Newborn & Child Survival: The 2008 Report was Countdown’s first to encompass the full MNCH continuum of care, and the scope was expanded to cover 68 priority high-burden countries.
Accountability for Maternal, Newborn & Child Survival: The 2013 Update includes one-page country profiles for each of the 75 countries where more than 95% of all maternal and child deaths occur, and focused on the core indicators selected in 2011 by the Commission on Information and Accountability for Women’s and Children’s Health.
A Decade of Tracking Progress for Maternal, Newborn and Child Survival: The 2015 Report includes an updated country profile for 75 countries included in the 2013 report. This final Countdown to 2015 report built on a companion article that was published simultaneously in The Lancet.
Tracking progress towards universal coverage for women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health was published in 2017. It synthesizes data on the situation and trends in reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health and nutrition from a wide array of sources and including the profiles on 81 countries.
Leaving no woman, no child, and no adolescent behind is a series of articles published in The BMJ in 2020 which took a comprehensive review of progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals and the United Nations’ Every Woman Every Child global strategy.
The country profiles that we published in the earlier reports are now available online and updated annually. In addition, Countdown researchers have also published 9 other journal supplements as of 2023, with more in press for 2024.