Year in Review 2021: >50 Peer-reviewed Publications


The Countdown collaboration contributed to the reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (RMNCAH) and nutrition scientific literature through four journal supplements and more than 20 standalone papers. The papers included topics that have long been central to Countdown’s work, such as child survival, and topics that have come to the fore more recently, such as adolescent health, conflict and humanitarian emergencies, and improving analysis of routine health facility data.

These publications supported Countdown’s mission by advancing the measurement and monitoring of RMNCAH and nutrition indicators with a major emphasis on equity and maximizing the use of available datasets to inform global, regional, national and subnational decision-making.

This year’s journal supplements were:

The standalone papers included analyses of:

Countdown has published more than 260 peer-reviewed papers since 2005.  In 2022, Countdown expects to expand its focus to include research on COVID-19’s impact on the continuation of essential health services, urban maternal and child health in Africa, and to continue advancing the science around RMNCAH and nutrition measurement.