Speakers: Dr. Nicole Wong Doo from the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Mahboba Rawi OAM, the Founder of Mahboba’s Promise and Dr. Nesrin Varol from the University of Sydney. Moderator: Olivia Rousset Recorded: 6 May 2011 Health-related Millennium Development Goals have proved to be among the most challenging to achieve, especially in terms of reducing child and maternal mortality rates. Most regions of the world are off track. Every year nearly 11 million children die before the age of five and every day 1000 women die as a result of pregnancy and childbirth. Most of these deaths are from easily preventable causes, and the vast majority occur in developing countries. Over recent years there has been increased collaboration on health, resulting in a growing number of partnerships between the public and private sectors. However, there needs to be continued commitment and investment to ensure that women and children across the world can access their right to health.