There has been progress towards targets but progress is now threatened by Covid-19, therefore it is critical to protect, maintain and expand MNH services to reach SDG goals by 2030.

As can be seen in the image below-although newborns are less likely to die from COVID they are at increased risk for mortality from other preventable and treatable conditions as access and availability to health services are disrupted due to the COVID pandemic.

See the attached powerpoint slides for an update on progress in Africa and other countries.

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