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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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Improving Maternal Health Through Evidence-Based Programs
Why are you so passionate about maternal health?Birth is such a powerful transition. When a woman becomes a mother, it's such an important time in her life. By positively impacting that moment—improving her health and impacting outcomes for the baby—you can change the trajectory of both their lives and the family as a whole. Being a part of that is so exciting for me....
Oct 18, 2017 8:25 AM ET
Merck for Mothers Blog | FOR ALL MOTHERS: Bridging the Quality and Equity Gaps in Maternal Health Care
While we have seen global maternal deaths drop by 44% since 1990, women are still dying from preventable causes during pregnancy and childbirth – and not just in low and middle-income countries that lack resources. Even in high-income countries, there are women who face a much higher risk of death, or grave injury because they are poor, migrants, refugees, minorities or from indigenous...
Oct 2, 2017 1:35 PM ET
Merck for Mothers Blog | A Conversation with Lynsey Addario
An important part of our mission at Merck for Mothers is to draw attention to the urgent issues affecting maternal health for women; to help raise awareness and to deepen our own understanding of what women need not just to survive pregnancy and childbirth, but to thrive. Our partnership with TIME magazine is part of that. We are proud to be a sponsor of TIME's ongoing series, ...
Sep 27, 2017 8:25 AM ET
Merck for Mothers Blog | Inside the Life of a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
Barb Dehn is a practicing Women's Health Nurse Practitioner and a television health expert, who is known as Nurse Barb. She is a guest lecturer at Stanford University, provides OB/GYN health care for women in Silicon Valley and is an award-winning author. Barb actively provides health care information on her social media platforms and contributes content to many online sources including...
Sep 8, 2017 8:35 AM ET
New Merck for Mothers Blog: The Host Shining a Light on Maternal Health Around the World
Ivy Prosper is a television host, producer and speaker. She's also an advocate for the empowerment of women and for their maternal health rights. She currently works as a producer on documentary projects telling stories in Africa. She is also developing a line of handbags and accessories where a portion of sales go towards maternal health needs in Ghana.  What’s your...
Aug 25, 2017 8:40 AM ET