The Countdown to 2015 in Maternal, Newborn & Child Survival
The Countdown to 2015 Initiative
Tracking progress of countries towards the achievement of MDGs 4 and 5 is critical to the work done by The Partnership and its members. Key to this undertaking is an initiative coordinated by The Partnership which focuses on 68 priority countries which represent 97% of all global maternal and child deaths.
The Countdown to 2015 Initiative measures coverage of basic health services proven to reduce maternal and child mortality and assesses domestic and donor resources, the strength of health systems, the status of policies related to maternal, newborn and child health and how equitably health services are distributed. The Countdown also works to create accountability amongst governments and development partners and identifies knowledge gaps and proposes new actions to reach Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5.
The Countdown to 2015 has released two Reports in 2005 and 2008 at accompanying Conferences, and related Special Issues of The Lancet. Regular reports and conferences are planned until the MDG deadline in 2015.
In the right hand column, you will find a link to the Countdown to 2015 website, as well as links to Countdown to 2015 events and publications, sorted chronologically.