The Countdown to 2030 collaboration in Chad includes a partnership agreement between the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) and the Faculty of Human Health Sciences of the University of N'Djaména to improve health indicators by supporting the Ministry of Public Health through research.


Chad's current maternal and infant mortality rates are among the highest in the world. According to data from the latest Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys and Enquête Démographique et de Santé et à Indicateurs Multiples au Tchad (EDS-MICS), one in five Chadian children will not reach the age of 5, and 40% of children suffer from stunted growth, with potential and lasting consequences on their cognitive development. These poor indicators make Chad eligible to join the Global Financing Facility (GFF), which it joined in May 2019. Chad's collaboration with Countdown to 2030 aims to strengthen the country's scientific evidence and analytical capacity to inform mid-term and annual reviews of progress and performance in women's, children's and adolescents' health, and nutrition.


Research planned for 2023-2026

Research will focus on the following areas:

  • 2023: Vaccination and malnutrition in adolescents
  • 2024: Maternal mortality and family planning
  • 2025: Screening and treatment of STI/HIV in adolescents and nutrition

Chad Countdown Collaboration Team

Chene Izerik Mahamat Alhadi

Mahamat Nadjib A Saleh

Oumar Abdel Aziz Mahamat

El Hadji Malick Sylla

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