After decades of stagnation, political will to cut the number of needless deaths of mothers and children emerged in 2010 with the United Nation’s US$ 40 billion Every Woman Every Child initiative. Dramatic progress came from better data collection, more births in health facilities, better nutrition and vaccines against diarrhoea and pneumonia, the biggest child killers. A revised global strategy views the focus on maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health as an entry point for increasing universal health coverage.
The full report is available for download as a PDF here:http://www.who.int/publications/10-year-review/en/
Source: World Health Organization (WHO).