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Volume 16 Supplement 2

Countdown to 2015 country case studies: analysing progress towards maternal and child survival in the Millennium Development Goal era


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Edited by Helen J. Owen, Neha S. Singh, Peter Berman, Joy E. Lawn and Jennifer Requejo

  1. Countdown to 2015 was a multi-institution consortium tracking progress towards Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 4 and 5. Case studies to explore factors contributing to progress (or lack of progress) in rep...

    Authors: Corrina Moucheraud, Helen Owen, Neha S. Singh, Courtney Kuonin Ng, Jennifer Requejo, Joy E. Lawn and Peter Berman
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16(Suppl 2):794
  2. Evaluating health systems and policy (HSP) change and implementation is critical in understanding reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) progress within and across countries. Whilst data for ...

    Authors: Neha S. Singh, Luis Huicho, Hoviyeh Afnan-Holmes, Theopista John, Allisyn C. Moran, Tim Colbourn, Chris Grundy, Zoe Matthews, Blerta Maliqi, Matthews Mathai, Bernadette Daelmans, Jennifer Requejo and Joy E. Lawn
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16(Suppl 2):790
  3. Countdown to 2015 (Countdown) supported countries to produce case studies that examine how and why progress was made toward the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 4 and 5. Analysing how health-financing data ...

    Authors: Carlyn Mann, Courtney Ng, Nadia Akseer, Zulfiqar A Bhutta, Josephine Borghi, Tim Colbourn, Patricia Hernández-Peña, Luis Huicho, Muhammad Ashar Malik, Melisa Martinez-Alvarez, Spy Munthali, Ahmad Shah Salehi, Mekonnen Tadesse, Mohammed Yassin and Peter Berman
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16(Suppl 2):792
  4. Tanzania achieved the Millennium Development Goal for child survival, yet made insufficient progress for maternal and neonatal survival and stillbirths, due to low coverage and quality of services for care at ...

    Authors: Corinne E. Armstrong, Melisa Martínez-Álvarez, Neha S. Singh, Theopista John, Hoviyeh Afnan-Holmes, Chris Grundy, Corrine W. Ruktanochai, Josephine Borghi, Moke Magoma, Georgina Msemo, Zoe Matthews, Gemini Mtei and Joy E. Lawn
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16(Suppl 2):795
  5. Peru has impressively reduced its neonatal mortality rate (NMR). We aimed, for the period 2000–2013, to: (a) describe national and district NMR variations over time; (b) assess NMR trends by wealth quintile an...

    Authors: Luis Huicho, Carlos A. Huayanay-Espinoza, Eder Herrera-Perez, Jessica Niño de Guzman, Maria Rivera-Ch, Maria Clara Restrepo-Méndez and Aluisio J. D. Barros
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16(Suppl 2):796
  6. Afghanistan has made considerable gains in improving maternal and child health and survival since 2001. However, socioeconomic and regional inequities may pose a threat to reaching universal coverage of health...

    Authors: Nadia Akseer, Zaid Bhatti, Arjumand Rizvi, Ahmad S. Salehi, Taufiq Mashal and Zulfiqar A. Bhutta
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16(Suppl 2):797

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