“If we continue on our current trajectory, it will take 110 years to reach the SDG 2030 targets in neonatal mortality and under-five mortality. Imagine that?! 110 years to do what is needed in 10 years’ time. The time is now – there is light at the end of a very dark tunnel. But the moment calls for us to think outside the box.“
—Dr Queen Dube, Chief of Health Services, Ministry of Health, Malawi
The Opening Forum
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The Opening Forum marked an important moment for the maternal and newborn health communities to set the stage for the road ahead as we work toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG)-era targets for maternal and newborn health and prevention of stillbirths. Collaboration and knowledge sharing will be key as we address challenges, promote solutions, and chart progress; maintaining health system resiliency in the face of current and future pandemics, like COVID-19; improve quality of care for women and newborns; invest in the healthcare workforce; and ensure respect and equitable care.