Finishing the Unfinished Agenda for Mothers and Newborns

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The Global Maternal and Newborn Health Conference is the first major global meeting after the Sustainable Development Goals were agreed upon in New York last month. As such, it plays a pivotal role in signposting the dawn of a new era – an era within which we have unprecedented momentum and opportunity to move forward in the global maternal and newborn health agenda.

At tonight’s welcome event in Mexico City, President of the University of Miami, Julio Frenk looked back and reminded the 400 organizations and 70 countries represented in the audience the Millennium Development Goals (MDGS) were successful in focusing the attention of the global community on the health of mothers and newborns. He looked forward to the Sustainable Development Goals with a reminder we simply can not afford to lose focus on “finishing our unfinished agenda”.

An overarching message was that success in health never has a…

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