Countdown To 2030 Uses Accountability Mechanisms To Achieve Improved Maternal, Newborn, Child Health

The Lancet: Countdown to 2030 for reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health and nutrition
Cesar Victoria, professor at the Federal University of Pelotas, and colleagues

“…[Countdown to 2030 (CD2030)] aims to: (1) accelerate the momentum to achieve the targets of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for ending preventable maternal, newborn, and child deaths; and (2) catalyze efforts to achieve the vision of the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s, and Adolescents’ Health. … It will promote accountability and action through better monitoring and measurement of coverage and its key determinants, by strengthening regional and country capacity for evidence generation and use, and by developing communication strategies to increase the uptake of Countdown findings. … Most importantly, through its global network and establishment of regional hubs, … CD2030 will help ensure regular reporting on progress and performance at the country level and help foster the ability and appetite of country-based teams to conduct robust assessments of progress and investments. … The need for a Countdown-like mechanism that provides independent analyses grounded in a collaborative partnership among academic institutions, U.N. agencies, governments, and other civil society members has never been greater…” (November 2016).

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