Countdown Articles

Articles presenting Countdown data and analysis have also been published in The Lancet and other journals, including the following:


  • Leone T, Cetorelli V, Neal S, Matthews Z, Financial accessibility and user fee reforms for maternal healthcare in five sub-Saharan countries: a quasi-experimental analysis. BMJ Open 2016; 6:1 e009692. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-009692. pdfPDF
  • Hosseinpoor AR, Bergen N, Barros A, Wong K, Boerma T, Victora C, Monitoring subnational regional inequalities in health: measurement approaches and challenges. International Journal for Equity in Health.2016, 15:18.  DOI: 10.1186/s12939-016-0307-y. pdfPDF 
  • Bryce J, Colbourn T et al, Malawi and Millennium Development Goal 4: a Countdown to 2015 country case study. Lancet Global Health, 21 January 2016. DOI: 10.1016/S2214-109X(15)00294-6. pdfPDF 


  • Victora C, Requejo JH, Bryce J et al, Countdown to 2015: a decade of tracking progress for maternal, newborn, and child survival. Lancet, 17 October 2015. DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(15)00519-XpdfPDF
  • Bhutta ZA, Chopra M, Moving ahead: what will a renewed Countdown to 2030 for Women and Children look like? (Viewpoint). Lancet, 17 October 2015. DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(15)00527-9pdfPDF
  • Afnan-Holmes H, Magoma M et al for the Tanzanian Countdown Country Case Study Group, Tanzania’s Countdown to 2015: an analysis of two decades of progress and gaps for reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health, to inform priorities for post-2015. Lancet Global Health 2015; 3: e396-409, July 2015. DOI: 10.1016/S2214-109X(15)00059-5pdfPDF
  • Requejo JH, Bhutta ZA, The post-2015 agenda: staying the course in maternal and child survival. Archives of Disease in Childhood 2015; 100:S76-S81 doi:10.1136/archdischild-2013-305737pdfPDF
  • Arregoces L, Daly F, Pitt C et al, Countdown to 2015: changes in official development assistance to reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health, and assessment of progress between 2003 and 2012. Lancet Global Health 2015; 3, e410-421, July 2015. DOI 10.1016/S2214-109X(15)00057-1. pdfPDF 



  • Walker N, Yenokyan G, Friberg I, Bryce J, Patterns in coverage of maternal, newborn, and child health interventions: projections of neonatal and under-5 mortality to 2035, Lancet, 21 September 2013. DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(13)61748-1 pdf[547 KB]
  • Hsu J, Pitt C, Berman P, Mills A, Reproductive health priorities: evidence from a resource tracking analysis of official development assistance in 2009 and 2010, Lancet, 18 May 2013. DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(13)60762-X pdf





The Lancet: Full Countdown issue, April 12, 2008.




In addition, The Lancet has published numerous special series on reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health issues, many of them including articles authored by Countdown partners. More information about these series is available here.