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

PEC-Policy Engagement

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.

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Head of the West Africa Regional Office

Cheikh Mbacke Faye

Cheikh is currently the Head of the APHRC West Africa…

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Senior Advocacy Officer

Lynette Kamau

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

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