SDGs Should Include Specific Indicators To Mark Improvements In Reducing Maternal, Newborn Mortality

Washington Post: Letter to the Editor: Strengthen the commitment to save new mothers and newborns
Carolyn Miles, president and chief executive of Save the Children USA

“…[Michael Gerson’s Feb. 24 op-ed column, ‘Saving lives at the start,’] comes at a critical time when the United Nations and stakeholders are reexamining their health priorities for the next 15 years. Last May, health ministers from 194 countries at the World Health Assembly adopted the Every Newborn Action Plan, a critically important step in helping countries focus more on improving care during pregnancy, childbirth, and the weeks after birth. This year, as the United Nations develops human development goals for maternal and newborn health, it needs also to set specific indicators to mark progress in reducing maternal and newborn deaths…” (3/1).