A 2012 published report by the World Health Organization and UNICEF focus on obstacles to progress towards achieving Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5 to reduce child mortality and improve maternal health, highlighting country progresses.
This “Countdown to 2015″ focuses on:
- on evidence based solutions—health interventions proven to save lives—and on the health systems, policies, financing and broader contextual factors that affect the equitable delivery of these interventions to women and children
- on data, because building a better future and protecting the basic human right to life require understanding where things stand right now and how they got to where they are today
- on what happens in countries—where investments are made or not made, policies are implemented or not implemented, health services are received or not received and women and children live or die
To access the full report and for more information please check the following website: http://www.countdown2015mnch.org/reports-and-articles/2012-report