Conclusions and recommendations
The essential conclusion of the task force is that the Millennium Development
Goals for child mortality and maternal health are attainable-but not without
extraordinary effort. The technical interventions for achieving these Goals exist;
they must now be implemented at a scale and in a manner that will reach those
who need them most. Access to safe, effective, and affordable interventions must
be provided to all, through functioning health systems; barriers to the utilization
of competent, professionally delivered services must be lowered or eliminated.