Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief of the Lancet gave a passionate delivery in his overview of issues affecting the health of children internationally.

Key Points:

  • Child health organisations need to think and act politically to promote child health
  • Progress in Global Child Health initiatives are fragile and non-linear
  • Independent Accountability Panels will ensure continuity of progress in the Every Woman, Every Child movement in delivering on its goals, as opposed to the changing “signature policies” of governments and policy makers

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“What is essential is invisible to the eye”