Countdown to 2030 Fellows

The Countdown to 2030 Fellowship Program is a multilateral collaboration to strengthen analytical capacities for monitoring and tracking the progress of life-saving interventions for reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health and nutrition (RMNCAH+N) in Africa. Every year beginning in 2023, Countdown to 2030 selects 10 fellows from countries with an ongoing Countdown collaboration. During the 12-month fellowship, the selected researchers to work on a specific research project related to RMNCAH+N with mentorship from other Countdown researchers.

Fellowship activities include:

  • Contributing to country collaboration activities by leading the drafting of reports or other technical and communication products.
  • Attending two training workshops at the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC).
  • Attending virtual and face-to-face meetings with mentors and technical facilitators.
  • Drafting and submitting at least one article to an international peer-reviewed journal.
  • Submitting a progress report every three months.

2024 Fellows Cohort

2023 Fellows Cohort



Fellows Selected in 2024

Albert Ndagijimana

Chikondi Chapuma

Eliane Assokom

Jacqueline Minja

Juliet Nyamasve

Khaly Gueye

Mamadou Abdoulaye R. Diallo

Rogers Nsubuga

Sable Parfait Stephane

Salisu Ladan

Fellows Selected in 2023

Below are the list of 10 fellows selected in 2023 and short videos of them describing their research projects.


Misrak Getnet

Misrak Getnet is from Ethiopia and is assessing the trends, determinants related to effective coverage of maternal child health services.

CAM 2024 presentation

Francis Kabasubabo

Francis Kabasubabo is from D. R. Congo and is an analyzing the prevalence  of unintended pregnancies and contraceptive use during 2014-2022.

CAM 2024 presentation

Sophia Kagoye

Sophia Kagoye is from Tanzania and is researching mortality trends and patterns among children and adolescents mortality age 5-19 years at the subnational level.

CAM 2024 presentation

Absolom Mbinda

Absolom Mbinda is from Zimbabwe and is using machine learning approaches model of neonatal mortality using survey data.

CAM 2024 presentation

Mwiche Msukuma

Mwiche Msukuma is from Zambia and is researching referral times for mothers and neonates associated with births in CEmONC facilities.

CAM 2024 presentation

Rose Muthee

Rose Muthee is from Kenya and is researching maternal mortality ratio estimation at both the national and county levels using various data sources.

CAM 2024 presentation

Douba Nabié

Douba Nabié is from Burkina Faso and is researching the trends and inequalities related to the 2025 targets for family planning at both the national and subnational levels.

CAM 2024 presentation

Akua Amponsaa Obeng

Akua Amponsaa Obeng is from Ghana and is modeling correlates of modern contraceptive use among urban poor communities.

CAM 2024 presentation

Moussa Souaibou

Moussa Souaibou is from Cameroon and is analyzing of the trends, explanatory factors and inequalities related to use of maternal health services.

CAM 2024 presentation

Ronald Wasswa

Ronald Wasswa is from Uganda and is researching subnational trends and inequities of zero-dose, dropout and under-immunization among children aged 0-23 months.

CAM 2024 presentation

Playlist of all Video Interviews

The playlist of all interviews below is with our 2023 fellows is available here.