Countdown researchers have summarized areas of progress and stagnation around three key themes related to maternal-newborn health, in order to contribute to discussions at the International Maternal Newborn Health Conference (IMNHC) in May 2023.
Countdown researchers have a paper in preprint that proposes a framework integrating maternal, stillbirth and neonatal mortality data and identifying five phases that countries move through as they reduce mortality levels. It includes a tool that compares country indicators to identify pathways to change over the past two decades.
Another data sheet analyzes co-coverage of key indicators for mother-baby dyads, using Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) and Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) [link] data from 43 countries since 2015. It identifies key coverage gaps at the country level.core ranging from 0 to 10, and then a national score was calculated for each of the 62 countries with DHS or MICS survey data since 2015.
Seven aspects of antenatal care have been combined into an antenatal quality score ranging from 0 to 10, and then a national score was calculated for each of the 62 countries with DHS or MICS survey data since 2015.