In February 2017, 10 countries – Bangladesh, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Malawi, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania – together with the World Health Organization (WHO) and supported by a coalition of technical and implementing partners, established the Network for Improving Quality of Care for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (the Network). The Network was established to accelerate achievement of universal health coverage goals with a focus on quality. Driven by the values of equity and dignity, all countries in the Network committed to halving maternal and newborn deaths and stillbirths and to improving the experience of care for pregnant women, mothers and their babies by the end of 2022. To achieve these targets, the Network agreed to pursue four strategic objectives: Leadership, Action, Learning, and Accountability, as a framework for implementation of its activities and the key ingredients for impact.