Countdown investigators have organized and contributed to a number of journal supplements, which are listed below. These supplements and the individual papers may also found by searching the publications database.
- Optimising Child and Adolescent Health and Development – Arguing that global progress on child health had stalled even before the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted services, the series highlighted the need for greater integration and implementation of evidence-based interventions across health, education, and social systems. Learn more.
- Health facility data to monitor national and subnational progress – Published in the journal Health Services Research, the group of 10 articles and two commentaries was the culmination of work that began with four multi-country workshops organized by Countdown and the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) in 2018, then expanded to include more than 150 analysts and 40 countries, with collaboration from the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF and the West African Health Organization. Learn more.
- Adolescent sexual and reproductive health for all in sub-Saharan Africa: Are inequalities reducing? Global improvements have been measured in adolescent health during the past decade, yet wide inequalities exist for many indicators when data are disaggregated by gender, household wealth and urban-rural residence. This supplement of six articles and a commentary was published in Reproductive Health. Learn more.
- Women’s and Children’s Health in Conflict Settings Drawing upon scholarship from the BRANCH Consortium, the series provided insights into the nature and dynamics of women’s and children’s health and nutrition in diverse conflict contexts globally. Published in The Lancet, the series includes four research papers and two commentaries. Learn more.
- Maternal and child undernutrition progress The three new papers and one commentary in this Lancet series added to previous series that were published in 2008 and 2013 and set forth a global agenda for reducing undernutrition. The series concluded that maternal and child undernutrition remained a major global health concern, and raised concerns that the COVID-19 pandemic may have undone recent gains. Learn more.
- Delivering health and nutrition interventions for women and children in conflict settings: country case studies from the BRANCH Consortium Published in the journal Conflict and Health, this collection of case studies examined the consequences of violence and conflict on delivery of health services for women and children in Nigeria, Afghanistan, Syria, Mali, Somalia, South Sudan, Colombia, Pakistan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Yemen. Learn more.
- Leaving no woman, no adolescent, and no child behind This collection of articles published in BMJ explored data on health inequalities in attempt to determine if global goals are “leaving no one behind” were leading to measurable change.Learn more.
- Measurement of reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health and nutrition The six-paper series introduced new and improved measurement frameworks and measurement methods, as well as critical assessments of evidence based on current measurement approaches. Published in BMJ Global Health, the areas of focus included advancing the measurement and monitoring of effective coverage, inequalities in the continuum of care, policy and systems factors such as governance, early childhood development, nutrition, and conflict settings. Learn more.
- Countdown to 2015 country case studies: analyzing progress towards maternal and child survival in the Millennium Development Goal era This BMC Public Health supplement reviewed Countdown to 2015’s work monitoring progress toward the Millenium Development Goals and presented case studies from Peru, Tanzania, and Afghanistan. Learn more.
- Special Issue: Countdown to 2015 for Maternal, Newborn and Child Survival This series of nine articles published in Global Health Action explored data from sub-Saharan Africa related to contraceptive use and child health.