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November 30, 2012

2012 Countdown Accountability for Maternal, Newborn and Child Survival - An update on progress in priority countries

In this publication, released on March 2012, Countdown to 2015 provides profiles for the countries in the world where more than 95% of all maternal and child deaths occur. The profiles highlight how well each country is doing in increasing coverage of high-impact interventions that can save the lives of millions of women and children. The core indicators included in these profiles, selected in 2011 by the Commission on Information and Accountability for Women's and Children's Health, encompass key elements of the reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health (RMNCH) continuum of care. A snapshot of progress on these core indicators, across the priority countries, reveals promising news as well as challenges that still remain to be addressed.