The Success Factors for Women’s and Children’s Health report shows that despite political and economic challenges, rapid reductions of maternal and child mortality and dramatic improvements in reproductive health and rights are possible.
The report highlights 10 countries that mobilized action across society, using data to drive decisions to address their unique circumstances. As a result, in the 10 “fast-track” countries, there were 2.4 million fewer child deaths and over 70,000 fewer maternal deaths by 2013 when compared to 1990 mortality rates.
The 10 fast-track countries highlighted in the report are set to meet Millennium Development Goals 4 (reduce child mortality) and 5 (improve maternal health). There are Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Egypt, Ethiopia, Lao PDR, Nepal, Peru, Rwanda and Vietnam.