Volume 16 Supplement 2

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

Research

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

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    Countdown to 2015 country case studies: what have we learned about processes and progress towards MDGs 4 and 5?

    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...

    Corrina Moucheraud, Helen Owen, Neha S. Singh, Courtney Kuonin Ng, Jennifer Requejo, Joy E. Lawn and Peter Berman

    BMC Public Health 2016 16(Suppl 2):794

    Published on: 12 September 2016

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    Countdown to 2015 country case studies: systematic tools to address the “black box” of health systems and policy assessment

    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 ...

    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

    BMC Public Health 2016 16(Suppl 2):790

    Published on: 12 September 2016

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    Countdown to 2015 country case studies: what can analysis of national health financing contribute to understanding MDG 4 and 5 progress?

    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 ...

    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

    BMC Public Health 2016 16(Suppl 2):792

    Published on: 12 September 2016

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    Subnational variation for care at birth in Tanzania: is this explained by place, people, money or drugs?

    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 ...

    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

    BMC Public Health 2016 16(Suppl 2):795

    Published on: 12 September 2016

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    Examining national and district-level trends in neonatal health in Peru through an equity lens: a success story driven by political will and societal advocacy

    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...

    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

    BMC Public Health 2016 16(Suppl 2):796

    Published on: 12 September 2016

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    Coverage and inequalities in maternal and child health interventions in Afghanistan

    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...

    Nadia Akseer, Zaid Bhatti, Arjumand Rizvi, Ahmad S. Salehi, Taufiq Mashal and Zulfiqar A. Bhutta

    BMC Public Health 2016 16(Suppl 2):797

    Published on: 12 September 2016

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