I add my congratulations to Richard on this very well deserved achievement. He has been the driving force for change at the Lancet, especially for Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health, supporting and publishing series over the years since the launch of the MDGs in 2000 and continuing in the SDG era. I have personally known Richard for more than 15 years, and his boundless energy, commitment and accountability for his promises underly his achievements. I am sure he will continue for many years to come.
HIFA Profile: Elizabeth Mason is former Director of the Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (MCA) in WHO. She is interested in how to provide quality health services for women and children, and how to extend the health system into the community. She spent 24 years living and working in Zimbabwe, and worked across many countries of the African Region. She is a member of the Independent Accountability Panel for Every Woman, Every Child, EWEC, which reports on progress towards the UNSG Global Strategy for Woman, Children and Adolescents.
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