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Despite substantial progress toward achieving the Millennium Development Goals of maternal and child survival, challenges persist, including tackling factors beyond survival such as improving quality of life and long-term physical and cognitive development. The web of health determinants have evolved and include food security, climate change, urbanization, and noncommunicable diseases. These 21st century realities underscore an urgent need to engage a wide array of disciplines to catalyze new ways to implement sustainable solutions for the health of the planet.1
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