As we move to the post-2015 phase, the world has committed to new horizons in health and development. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) cover the world’s most pressing economic, social and environmental challenges. Further, in 2015, the UN Secretary-General unveiled the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health (2016–2030). The World Health Assembly endorsed the Strategy and its operational framework in May 2016. Incorporating and aligned to the SDGs, the Global Strategy has become the guiding precept for advancing health of women, children and adolescents worldwide in the next 15 years. The Global Strategy draws its purpose and power from the SDGs. The three cardinal objectives of the Strategy, namely, Survive, Thrive and Transform, portray the aspiration to not only end preventable mortality, but also to avert illness, ensure well-being, as well as usher in a productive and empowered future.
Keywords: maternal death, adolescent health, children