Dr. Bernadette Daelmans, Coordinator Policy, Planning, Programmes, Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child & Adol. Health, WHO, Switzerland. Dr. Daelmans has been engaged with a range of issues related to maternal and child health including infant and young child feeding, integrated management of childhood illness, newborn health and early childhood development. She is affiliated with the Countdown to 2030: Maternal, newborn and child survival since its inception in 2005; she is the member of the global Every Newborn movement; and she managed the secretariat of the Steering Team that prepared the Lancet series Advancing Early Childhood Development: from Science to Scale (2016). Most recently, she led the development of the Nurturing Care Framework, jointly issued by WHO, UNICEF and the World Bank with support from PMNCH and the ECD Action Network. Bernadette is also a member of the Lancet Global Health Commission on High-Quality Health Systems in the SDG Era that published its report in September 2018.