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January 18, 2013

Women Deliver: The 3rd Global Conference - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Our directors, Professor Cesar Victora and Professor Aluisio Barros, will participate in the largest global conference on girls' and women's health and empowerment of the decade: Women Deliver 2013 on May 28-30 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This landmark event will be the gathering place for an anticipated 5,000 attendees from across the globe. Participants will include Heads of State, government and UN officials, development officials, youth, corporate executives, healthcare professionals, academ

December 20, 2012

Equity in maternal, newborn, and child health interventions in Countdown to 2015: a retrospective review of survey data from 54 countries

Countdown to 2015 tracks progress towards achievement of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 4 and 5, with particular emphasis on within-country inequalities. We assessed how inequalities in maternal, newborn, and child health interventions vary by intervention and country. We reanalyzed data for 12 maternal, newborn, and child health interventions from national surveys done in 54 Countdown countries between Jan 1, 2000, and Dec 31, 2008. We calculated coverage indicators for interventions accor

December 17, 2012

Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

The approach of the 2015 deadline has stimulated reflection on the usefulness and effectiveness of the MDGs and deliberations on what should succeed them. What can be learnt from the experience of the MDGs at global and country levels? Should the post 2015 goals emphasize issues that are missing in the MDG framework, such as inequality, empowerment, climate change, and sustainability? And where does health fit within this emerging agenda A frequent criticism of the current MDGs is their preoc

December 12, 2012

Countdown to 2015 - The 2012 report

Countdown to 2015 is a global movement to track, stimulate and support country progress towards achieving the health-related Millennium Development Goals. The 2012 CD report includes 75 countries and synthesizes data on coverage of lifesaving interventions across the continuum of care from pre-pregnancy and childbirth through childhood up to age 5, highlighting progress, obstacles to progress and missed opportunities. Countdown focuses on what happens in countries where investments are made, po