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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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Learn more about our work at MerckforMothers.com.

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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
Merck Announces Findings from WHO-led Study of Investigational Heat-Stable Carbetocin for Preventing Excessive Bleeding After Childbirth
KENILWORTH, N.J., June 27, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, through its Merck for Mothers initiative announced study results on an investigational heat-stable formulation of carbetocin for the prevention of excessive bleeding after childbirth, also known as postpartum haemorrhage (PPH). The results demonstrated that heat-stable...
Jun 27, 2018 5:15 PM ET
Celebrating Fathers as Life-saving Sources of Support
As an obstetrician, my job is to focus on moms and babies. But one of my favorite parts of childbirth is the look on a new dad’s face at the precise moment he sees his baby for the first time. The physical connection between moms and babies begins sooner and more gradually than it does for dads. Moms feel their babies growing and wriggling months before they get to actually see them. For dads...
Jun 15, 2018 9:15 AM ET
Merck for Mothers May 2018 Newsletter | Leadership News, Evidence for Impact and More
MERCK FOR MOTHERS LEADERSHIP NEWS Merck for Mothers lead Dr. Naveen Rao has announced his intent to retire on July 1. Dr. Rao has led Merck for Mothers since its inception, and was responsible for leveraging Merck's scientific and business expertise to accelerate the program's progress. Dr. Mary-Ann Etiebet, currently the executive director, will succeed Dr. Rao....
Jun 13, 2018 8:55 AM ET

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