USAID's twenty-five priority countries together account for more than two-thirds of maternal and child deaths. 

Preventing Maternal and Child Deaths (PCMD) partner countries were selected based on the magnitude and severity of maternal and child deaths, country commitment, USAID Mission capacity, and potential opportunity to integrate programs and leverage investments.
MCHN priority countries map


PCMD partner countries include:

  • Afghanistan
  • Bangladesh
  • Burma
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Ethiopia
  • Ghana
  • Haiti
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Kenya
  • Liberia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mozambique
  • Nepal
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Rwanda
  • Senegal
  • South Sudan
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Yemen
  • Zambia


Country Data and Evidence

USAID Maternal and Child Health programs use globally-recognized, publicly available data and information sources to measure country progress towards preventing maternal and child deaths.

Integrated Programs For Improved Health Outcomes

To improve health outcomes for women, newborns, and children, USAID takes an integrated approach to primary health care, aligning service delivery to best meet community needs. The majority of these countries receive multiple types of health funds to strengthen health care delivery platforms to reduce the tragic deaths of children and mothers.

As a result, there is significant alignment across these countries with other Agency priority countries including nutritionwater, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH)malaria, as well as reproductive health and family planning.