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[Comment] A call to action: improving women’s, children’s, and adolescents’ health in the Muslim world

We have witnessed considerable progress in reducing maternal and child mortality in recent decades, but fragility and inequity continue to leave our most vulnerable communities behind. The study presented by Nadia Askeer and colleagues1 in The Lancet sheds welcome light on why, despite improvements, progress in reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health (RMNCAH) has been generally slower in some Muslim majority countries (MMCs). This study has a special meaning to me, not only as Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations; but as a Muslim woman, a mother, and a grandmother.

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