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.

Find in this section:

  • 2011: The Countdown at the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly 2011
  • 2010: Countdown 2010 Report, Lancet and Conference – Washington D.C.
  • 2009: Countdown at IPU,
  • 2008: Countdown 2008 Report and Conference – Cape Town South Africa
  • 2005: Countdown 2005 Report and Conference, London U.K.