The Maternal Mortality Committee of Rio de Janeiro met, on December 11th, aiming to analyze the activities developed in 2020,  the situation of Maternal Death (MM) in the context of Covid-19 and to plan its actions for 2021, considering the changes in the municipal government and the arrival of a new Secretary of Health. The relationship between race and diseases that affect maternal morbidity and death, as well as unsafe abortion as a matter of public health, were themes proposed to be further developed in seminars organized by the Committee. Jacqueline Pitanguy, representing CEPIA, which is part of this social monitoring and control body, participated in this meeting.