Countdown to 2030 Initiative for Women, Children and Adolescents’ Health in Africa

Policy Engagement and Communications

  • September 2019
  • Briefing Papers

Globally, there has been substantial progress in reducing maternal and deaths such that between 1990 and 2015, maternal and under-five child mortality declined by 44% and 58% respectively. 12 However, maternal mortality remains unacceptably high, especially in developing countries. At least two-thirds of all annual maternal and child deaths worldwide occur in sub-Saharan Africa Beyond inequities across countries and regions, significant inequities within countries persist.



Head of the West Africa Regional Office

Cheikh Mbacke Faye

Cheikh is currently the Head of the APHRC West Africa…

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Advocacy Project Manager

Lynette Kamau

Lynette leads the Eastern Africa Health Policy and Research Organization,…

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