Karen Odberg Pettersson, MNsc, MPH, Med.Dr, is by profession a registered nurse and midwife tutor and currently employed as a researcher at the Faculty of Medicine at Lund University; Div. of Social Medicine and Global Health in Malmö. Dr Odberg Pettersson has more than 30 years of international experience in maternal and neonatal health, including program implementation, consultation and teaching & curriculum development. Besides continued international research, her focus for the last 5 years has been on advanced training in sexual and reproductive health and rights, an international program for teams of obstetricians and midwives. The many travels to teams from South East Asia, Africa, Central Asia and East Europe to supervise projects which are part of this training, have resulted with the honorary title “globetrotter in maternal health”.