by Jennifer Bryce, Robert E Black and Cesar G Victora
BMC Medicine 2013, 11:225 (16 October 2013)
The Millennium Development Goals have galvanized efforts to improve child survival (MDG-4) and maternal health (MDG-5). There has been important progress on both MDGs at global level, although it now appears that few countries will reach them by the target date of 2015. The biggest challenge is to ensure that all women and children have access to life-saving interventions. Readers are urged to make maternal and child health one of their key concerns, even if they work on other topics.