Reduction in child mortality in Niger: a Countdown to 2015 country case study

Article published in The Lancet, Early Online Publication, 20 September 2012

Agbessi Amouzou, Oumarou Habi , Khaled Bensaïd, the Niger Countdown Case Study Working Group

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Publication date: September 2012


The Millennium Development Goal 4 (MDG 4) is to reduce by two-thirds the mortality rate of children younger than 5 years, between 1990 and 2015. The 2012 Countdown profile shows that Niger has achieved far greater reductions in child mortality and gains in coverage for interventions in child survival than neighbouring countries in west Africa. Countdown therefore invited Niger to do an in-depth analysis of their child survival programme between 1998 and 2009.