Merck for Mothers

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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Learn more about our work at MerckforMothers.com.

Content from this campaign

Merck for Mothers Launches New All for Mothers Report: The Mom Effect
When we invest in maternal health, we ensure that hundreds of thousands of women survive pregnancy and childbirth. When that happens, newborns are more likely to survive, children are more likely to stay in school, women are able to make invaluable contributions to their communities and the workforce, health systems are stronger, and nations’ economies grow. Improved maternal health care sets...
Jun 24, 2019 10:30 AM ET
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

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