In Oslo today, Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stollenberg is hosting a meeting of heads of state, policy makers, donors, activists and NGOs committed to improving the health and welfare of women and children around the world. The meeting in Norway today is part of a series of global events aimed at accelerating progress on the two millennium development goals pertaining to women and children–two goals that are farthest from their targets. With me today is Dr. Tore Godal, a luminary of the global health movement who currently serves in the office of Norway’s Prime Minister. We discuss this new report and why it is that progress has been slower on women and children’s health compared to other MDGs, and what is being done to boost progress. Enjoy!