Thursday, June 14, 2012

[EQ] Countdown to 2015 - Maternal, New Born and Child Survival

Countdown to 2015

Maternal, New Born and Child Survival

Building a Future for Women and Children

The 2012 Report

Lead writers: Jennifer Requejo (PMNCH/Johns Hopkins University), Jennifer Bryce (Johns Hopkins University), Cesar Victora (University of Pelotas)

Subeditors/writers: Aluisio Barros (University of Pelotas), Peter Berman (Harvard School of Public Health), Zulfiqar Bhutta (Aga Khan University),

Ties Boerma (WHO), Bernadette Daelmans (WHO), Adam Deixel (Family Care International), Joy Lawn (Saving Newborn Lives), Elizabeth Mason (WHO),

Holly Newby (UNICEF), Ann Starrs (Family Care International)
Support from:

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Bank and the Governments of Australia, Canada, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom
World Health Organization and UNICEF 2012

Available online PDF [56p.] at:

Country Profiles :


This report highlights country progress—and obstacles to progress—towards achieving Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5 to reduce child mortality and improve maternal health.


Countdown to 2015 focuses on:


·         on evidence based solutions—health interventions proven to save lives—and on the health systems, policies, financing and broader contextual factors that affect the  equitable delivery of these interventions to women and children

·         on data, because building a better future and protecting the basic human right to life require understanding where things stand right now and how they got to where they are today

·         on what happens in countries—where investments are made or not made, policies are implemented or not implemented, health services are received or not received and women and children live or die



- Countdown headlines for 2012: saving the lives of the world’s women, newborns and children

- Countdown to 2015: tracking progress, fostering accountability

- The Countdown country profile: a tool for action

- Progress towards Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5

- Coverage along the continuum of care

- Determinants of coverage

- Milestones of progress on the path to success

- Accountability now for Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5

- Country profiles

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 Essential interventions for reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health

Annex E Countdown priority countries considered to be malaria endemic

Annex F Details on estimates from the Interagency Group for Child Mortality Estimation used in the Countdown report





 *      *     *
This message from the Pan American Health Organization, PAHO/WHO, is part of an effort to disseminate
information Related to: Equity; Health inequality; Socioeconomic inequality in health; Socioeconomic
health differentials; Gender; Violence; Poverty; Health Economics; Health Legislation; Ethnicity; Ethics;
Information Technology - Virtual libraries; Research & Science issues.  [DD/ KMC Area]
Washington DC USA

“Materials provided in this electronic list are provided "as is". Unless expressly stated otherwise, the findings
and interpretations included in the Materials are those of the authors and not necessarily of The Pan American
Health Organization PAHO/WHO or its country members”.
PAHO/WHO Website
Equity List - Archives - Join/remove:

IMPORTANT: This transmission is for use by the intended
recipient and it may contain privileged, proprietary or
confidential information. If you are not the intended
recipient or a person responsible for delivering this
transmission to the intended recipient, you may not
disclose, copy or distribute this transmission or take
any action in reliance on it. If you received this transmission
in error, please dispose of and delete this transmission.

Thank you.

No comments: