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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 for Mothers 2017: A Year in Review
As 2017 draws to a close, we wanted to reflect and celebrate the progress we've made – alongside our partners and maternal health champions – toward creating a world where no woman dies while giving life. We can end preventable maternal deaths in our lifetime, but we can't do it alone. We want to thank all who have supported our initiative this year, from championing quality health for mothers...
Dec 18, 2017 12:35 PM ET
Merck for Mothers Proudly Announces Partnership with USAID to Launch the World’s First Healthcare Development Impact Bond
The Utkrisht Impact Bond – so named for the Hindi expression for ‘Excellence’ – is the world’s first health impact bond. It was developed by partners including USAID, Merck for Mothers, the UBS Optimus Foundation, PSI, Palladium, and HLFPPT. This partnership will reach up to 600,000 pregnant women with improved care during delivery and save as many as 10,000 lives over a five year...
Dec 1, 2017 11:10 AM ET
Pregnant and On the Run: We Must Do Better to Protect Refugees on Their Journeys to Motherhood
I keep thinking about Nour from Syria, who at age 22 discovered she was pregnant with her first child while running for her life. I think of how Nour spent her pregnancy: uncertain, undernourished, waiting things out in a cold tent at a refugee camp in Greece. I imagine her experiencing the...
Nov 17, 2017 1:20 PM ET
Merck for Mothers Film Encourages All to “PUSH” to Make a Change
3 parts of the world 3 moms-to-be 3 unique experiences Watch to see how motherhood unfolds for each in this powerful portrayal of three women's journey. Merck for Mothers focuses on helping countries reduce maternal mortality and improve...
Oct 23, 2017 8:10 AM ET
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