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Merck for Mothers

Can you imagine a world where no mother dies giving birth? We can. That's the promise of Merck for Mothers, Merck’s 10-year, $500 million initiative focused on improving the health and well-being of mothers during pregnancy and childbirth.

For more than 125 years, Merck has taken on the most urgent global health challenges, including diabetes, HIV/AIDS and cervical cancer. Maternal mortality is no exception.

Merck for Mothers builds on this legacy by implementing inventive programs, partnerships and solutions to ensure that no woman dies giving life.

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Merck & Jhpiego: Helping Moms Deliver Their Babies Safely
Our company provides support to many women’s health initiatives around the world. Through Merck for Mothers, we support programs that reduce maternal mortality and improve access to quality health care for women. In addition, through our Merck Fellowship program, employees share their unique skills to advance health care around the world. Jhpiego is one of more than 100+ partners in 30...
Apr 11, 2019 10:15 AM ET
Merck Announces “Safer Childbirth Cities” Initiative, Issues Call to Action to Reverse the Rise in U.S. Maternal Deaths
KENILWORTH, N.J., October 3 , 2018 /3BL Media/ – Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, announced today a new effort to support cities across the country to help women have a healthy pregnancy and safe childbirth. The “Safer Childbirth Cities” initiative is intended to reduce the number of maternal deaths and life-threatening childbirth events and narrow...
Oct 3, 2018 3:15 PM ET
Merck for Mothers - Reversing the Trend of Maternal Mortality
“Reverse” is a short film that tells the story of a young daughter and the many challenges she faces on her journey to motherhood. Despite good parenting, good education, and a good job, surviving giving birth is far from a given. At Merck for Mothers, we believe no woman should have to give up life to give life. 60% of all maternal deaths in the U.S. are preventable. And we won’t rest...
Oct 1, 2018 2:30 PM ET
Saving Mothers, Giving Life: Reflecting on Five Years of Partnership
Five years ago, Saving Mothers, Giving Life (SMGL) – a major public-private partnership – set the ambitious goal of reducing maternal mortality by half in target districts in Uganda and Zambia, and later Nigeria. These are regions of the world with some of the highest rates of women dying from complications related...
Jul 16, 2018 9:15 AM ET
More Than 300 Partners Want to Know – What Do Women and Girls Want Most When It Comes to Quality Health Care?
Since our beginnings nearly 20 years ago, White Ribbon Alliance has brought diverse partners together to advance reproductive and maternal health and rights for women and girls. It’s always exciting to witness community, national and global partners bring their unique talents and resources together and realize a shared goal. The recently launched What Women Want campaign is especially...
Jul 12, 2018 10:20 AM ET