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.
The most current Countdown country profile — an abbreviated, one-page “accountability profile” showcasing the core indicators selected by the Commission on Information and Accountability for Women’s and Children’s Health — appeared in Accountability for Maternal, Newborn & Child Survival: The 2013 Update, which was launched in May 2013 at the Women Deliver conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It contains the latest available Afghanistan health data on key maternal and child health indicators.