A new study led by researchers from HIAS Health, Hitotsubashi University, the Global Public Health Research Foundation, Dhaka, Queen’s University Belfast, and the World Health Organization (WHO) highlights that only 18 of 70 Lower and middle income countries (LMICs) will meet the 2030 Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target in relation to reproductive, maternal, newborn, & child (RMNCH) healthcare services.
The findings have been published in the Lancet Global Health.
This study represents the most comprehensive and up-to-date evaluation of the progress in reproductive, maternal, newborn, & child healthcare services coverage in LMICs towards meeting the SDG 3.8 target.
Rahman MM, Rouyard T, Khan ST, Nakamura R, Islam MR, Hossain MS, Akter S, Lohan M, Ali M, Sato M. Reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health intervention coverage in 70 low-income and middle-income countries, 2000-30: trends, projections, and inequities. Lancet Glob Health. 2023 Oct;11(10):e1531-e1543. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(23)00358-3. Epub 2023 Sep 4. PMID: 37678321; PMCID: PMC10509036.