Maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health

Countdown to 2015: taking stock of maternal, newborn & child survival

Decade Report (2000-2010)


Publication cover of Countdown to 2015

Publication details

Number of pages: 195
Publication date: 2010
Languages: English
ISBN: 9789241599573



Countdown to 2015 is a global movement of academics, governments, UN agencies, foundations, health care associations and nongovernmental organizations formed in 2005 to track progress in reducing maternal and child deaths in the 68 countries where over 95% of these deaths occur. The movement aims to raise awareness and stimulate country action to accelerate progress towards reducing child mortality and improving maternal health.

Countdown collects and analyses data and produces profiles for 68 countries. Each country profile presents coverage data for a range of key health services, including:

  • contraceptive use
  • antenatal care
  • skilled attendance at delivery
  • postnatal care
  • child health
  • financial investments in maternal, newborn and child health
  • equity of access, health systems and policy.

The 2010 report reviews progress over 2000–2010. "Countdown to 2015 Decade Report (2000-2010): Taking stock of maternal, newborn & child survival" was launched at the Women Deliver conference in Washington D.C., 7-9 June 2010.