Neonatal mortality in low and middle-income countries has long been neglected on the global health agenda, but in recent years focus has been put on this vulnerable period. Interventions to save newborn lives are proven to be both effective and simple at a low cost, but are yet not implemented at a desirable scale. Mats Målqvist has in his research investigated reasons for this neglect and in his thesis "Who can save the unseen? - Studies on neonatal mortality in Quang Ninh province, Vietnam" he points to the problems of faulty health statistics and inequity along ethnic lines. He is currently involved in research projects in Vietnam and Nepal. Mats Målqvist has previously worked in the field of communications and he has a master in social science from Uppsala University. After completing his medical studies he now holds a residency in pediatrics at Akademiska barnsjukhuset in Uppsala.