2010 ReportAndProfilesCountdown released the Countdown to 2015 Decade Report (2000-2010) at its 2010 international conference, which took place in Washington, D.C. in conjunction with the June 2010 Women Deliver conference. The report takes stock of progress on maternal, newborn, and child health in the first ten years after the establishment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).  Country profiles for the 68 Countdown countries were published together with the report. The report’s key findings were summarized in an article published in The Lancet in June 2010.

Its key messages include some good news — for example, that at the time of the report 19 Countdown countries were on track to achieve MDG 4 (Reduce child mortality), and 47 had accelerated progress since 2000. But the report also emphasizes that much work remains to be done: in most Countdown countries, progress on health outcomes, coverage of key interventions, equity, health policy reform, and financing has been far too slow, and concerted action is needed.

The Countdown to 2015 Decade Report (2000-2010) can be downloaded below, either in its entirety or in its component parts:

Full Report

pdfFull report[21.42 MB] (including Country Profiles)   zip[ZIP – 14.4 MB]

pdfFull report[9.1 MB] (without Country Profiles)

Report Sections

2010 Report SectI i-10pdfSection 1 [2.03 MB]

  • Countdown headlines for 2010: saving the lives of the world’s women, newborns and children
  • About Countdown to 2015 Progress towards Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5


pdf2010 Report SectII 11-27Section 2 [2.41 MB]

  • Causes of maternal and child deaths
  • Social determinants of maternal, newborn and child health
  • Coverage along the continuum of care


2010 Report SectIII 28-35pdfSection 3 [989 KB]

  • The building block framework: health systems and policies to save the lives of women, newborns and children
  • Equal care for every mother and child
  • Country spotlight: Brazil’s success in narrowing the gap
  • Country spotlight: Narrowing gender differentials in Bangladesh
  • Financing for maternal, newborn and child health

2010 Report SectIV 36-45pdfSection 4 [1.07 MB]

  • Action now for Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • References

pdfNotes and References Only [364 KB]

pdfAnnexes [378 KB]

  • Annex A: Country profile indicators and data sources
  • Annex B: Definitions of Countdown indicators
  • Annex C: Definitions of policy and health systems indicators
  • Annex D: Technical notes on measuring equity in RMNCH
  • Annex E: Countdown priority countries considered to be malaria endemic
  • Annex F: Details on estimates from the Inter-Agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation used in the Countdown report
  • Annex G: Calculating the financing gap for maternal, newborn and child health

2010 Country Profiles               

pdfAll 2010 Country Profiles[12.21 MB]

pdfCountry Profiles (Countries A — I) [5.9 MB]

pdfCountry Profiles (countries K — Z) [6.59 MB]