Countdown to 2030 for reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health and nutrition
The Lancet Global Health "Countdown to 2015 for Maternal, Newborn and Child Survival began monitoring and analysing country progress towards achieving Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 4 (reduce child mortality) and 5 (improve maternal health) to support a call to action stemming from The Lancet's Child Survival Series published in 2003.
Over the course of 12 years, Countdown gathered and synthesised data on intervention coverage and its key determinants, and regularly disseminated country profiles, synthesis reports, scientific articles, and in-depth country analyses (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, China, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Niger, Pakistan, Peru, and Tanzania). (...)
Through its global and country-level tracking efforts and its policy-oriented communications, Countdown provided a broad-based and objective assessment of progress towards MDGs 4 and 5, and pioneered accountability for women's and children's health." (Photo: Zellweger)