01 July 2017 – 31 December 2022
The main aim of the Countdown to 2030 programme is to strengthen collaboration between academics and various UN agencies to improve the monitoring and measurement of women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health.
The School of Public Health (SOPH) holds a series of sub-grants from UNICEF USA to support the health policy and systems-related work of the Countdown to 2030 programme, for the period 2017 to 2022. These include
Co-chaired by the SOPH’s Prof Asha George, the Drivers TWG initially focused on four main work streams: digital health tools; quality improvement; adolescent health; and gender mainstreaming.
Outputs from Phase 1 have included
The Drivers TWG has also supported the revision of the health systems indicators in the Countdown 2030 profiles.
For Phase 2 activities, the School is leading the Data and Analysis Center for Health Policy and Systems. This aims to provide technical guidance and tools that support the reviews of national plans and programmes / investment cases that address Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health and Nutrition (RMNCAH-N) within the remit of the World Bank’s Global Financing Facility.