Katja Iversen


“It is important that the Sustainable Development Goals are universal – this is not about developing countries, this is everybody.”

Dr. France Donnay


Dr. Donnay is Adjunct Professor at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine/New Orleans. She is a member of the Advisory Board of Merck for Mothers, as well as member of the Executive Boards of Jacaranda Health and Operation Fistula.

Anna Frellsen


Anna Cecilia Frellsen, CEO of Maternity Foundation, a Danish development organization that aims to reduce maternal and child mortality in developing countries by developing sustainable and innovative maternal health solutions to be scaled up.

Petra De Sutter


Access to high quality pregnancy and child birth care, prevention of maternal mortality and efficient postdelivery contraception are priorities at a global level, in view of the new SDG’s that were set last year.


Pete Wallroth

Founder and CEO Mummy’s Star

“Women’s concerns about their health should not simply be dismissed because they are pregnant or postpartum. This delay in diagnosis can be catastrophic.”


Dr. Naveen Rao

Team Lead, MSD for Mothers

“When a mother dies during childbirth the ripple effect on her family, her community and her nation is devastating. Safe Motherhood week is a great example of what can be achieved when governments, private sector and civil society come together with one focus – to find solutions that can help save our mothers.”


Dr. Frédéric Amant


“Breast cancer treatment during pregnancy is possible, and providing standard treatment is followed, maternal prognosis is as good as in non-pregnant women.”

José Manuel Puente Agueda

José Manuel Puente Agueda


Co-director of Solidarity Course Hospital 12 de Octubre “Forward together”, about Obstetrics and Neonatology, initiated in 2010 and celebrated annually at the Madrid 12 de Octubre Hospital.

Lode Dewulf

Lode Dewulf


“With 90% of the pregnant women taking drugs during pregnancy, we really need to change the current behavior, which is one of inconsistency and avoidance.”