How to use the Countdown country profile

Niger Maternal and Child Health Data

Niger 2015

The Countdown country profile presents in one place the best and latest evidence to enable an assessment of progress in improving reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health (RMNCH) and achieving MDGs 4 and 5. The profile presents the most recent available information at the time it was published on selected demographic measures, coverage rates for priority interventions across the continuum of care, and indicators of equity, policy support, human resources, and financial flows. Missing values, or estimates that are more than five years old, indicate an urgent need for concerted action to increase data collection efforts.

During 2011 and 2012, a Nigerien-led research team conducted the first Countdown Country Case Study in Niger, in order to better understand Niger’s achievements in improving child survival. The study’s results were published in The Lancet in September 2012, and summarized in a Countdown slide presentation. More information about Countdown Country Case Studies can be viewed here.

The most current Countdown country profile for Niger —  a full two-page profile featuring a range of coverage, equity, policy, health systems, and financing indicators – was published in October 2015 in A Decade of Tracking Progress for Maternal, Newborn and Child Survival: The 2015 Report, which was launched at the Global Maternal & Newborn Health Conference in Mexico City. It contains the latest available Niger health data on key maternal and child health indicators.

pdfNiger Health Data—2015 Profile 

As a supplement to the 2015 Report, Countdown’s Equity Working Group has produced updated equity country profiles, containing extra information on selected maternal and child health indicators, disaggregated according to sex, region of residence, wealth quintile, maternal education, and country region.

 pdfNiger Health Data—2015 Equity Profile  How to 2015

Countdown also produced full, two-page country profiles as part of its reports in 2014, 2012, 2010, 2008, and 2005, and equity profiles in 2014 and 2012. Abbreviated one-page profiles, customized to showcase the core indicators selected by the Commission on Information and Accountability for Women’s and Children’s Health, were published in 2013 and 2012.

pdfNiger Health Data—2014 Profile

pdfNiger Health Data—2014 Equity Profile

pdfNiger Health Data—2013 Accountability Profile

pdfNiger Health Data—2012 Profile

pdfNiger Health Data—2012 Equity Profile

pdfNiger Health Data—2012 Accountability Profile

pdfNiger Health Data—2010 Profile

pdfNiger Health Data—2008 Profile

pdfNiger Health Data—2005 Profile 

In order to provide in-country audiences with a clear, detailed understanding of the data in the country profile, Countdown developed a customized (and customizable) PowerPoint presentation, in which each chart on the 2014 profile is presented on an individual slide, together with a brief explanation of the indicator presented.

pptxNiger Health Data—2014 Presentation