||The Consultation on Improving Access to Health Workers at the Frontline for Better Maternal and Child Survival was held at the InterContinental Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya from 25 to 27 June 2012. The objective of the consultation was ‘to speed up and scale up country responses to the human resource needs of both the UN Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health (Every Woman Every Child), and the Global Plan towards the Elimination of New HIV Infections Among Children by 2015 and Keeping their Mothers Alive (Global Plan) as a key aspect of both plans’. The communique presents the key proceedings and opportunities, experiences and challenges to guide further action. The Consultation underscored the need for ministries of health, continental mechanisms such as the AUC, regional organisations such as ECSA HC, SADC, WAHO and OCEAC, development partners, FBOs, funding agencies, academic and research institutions, and civic society organisations to give priority to efforts towards increasing access to health workers at the frontline for better maternal and child survival. Recommendations were made to achieve this.