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At a glance: Niger

New case study highlights the Niger's progress in reducing its under-five mortality rate

© UNICEF Niger/2012/Asselin
Tsahara Saidou holds her two-year-old son Moctar, who is suffering from severe acute malnutrition, as they return to their home village of Garin Kouroun, Maradi Region.

NIAMEY, Niger, 12 September 2012 - As part of the Countdown to 2015 for Maternal, Newborn and Child Survival, an in-depth case study was conducted on the Niger.

This case study was commissioned by the Countdown to 2015 for Maternal, Newborn and Child Survival and produced through collaborative work among the Niger National Institute of Statistics, the Institute for International Programs at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and UNICEF. 

Support was provided by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The World Bank and the Governments of Australia, Canada, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom, the Canadian International Development Agency and UNICEF.

The results of the case study are reported in Amouzou, A., Habi, O., Bensaïd, K. and the Niger Countdown Case Study Working Group, ‘Reduction in Child Mortality in Niger: A Countdown to 2015 Country Case Study.’ Lancet (September 2012; in press).

Documentation of Child Survival Interventions, Niger 2000–2010 [pdf] summarizes the steps followed for the documentation of policies and programmes between 2000 and 2009, while Child Survival at a Glance 2000–2011 [xlsx] contains the documentation results.



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