Merck for Mothers - Committed to Saving Lives
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    Strength, love, life, everything
    are just a few of the words used
    to describe what a mother means.
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  • Michael Rosenblatt, Merck's Chief Medical Officer
    Applying business approaches can help reduce
    the global problem of maternal mortality.
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    Michael Rosenblatt, M.D.
    Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
    Merck

  • Every two minutes a woman dies
    from complications related to pregnancy
    or childbirth
  • Nearly 3 million mothers' lives will be lost
    in the next 10 years if nothing more is done
  • Merck for Mothers is committed to helping
    prevent maternal mortality, one of the world's oldest
    and most preventable health tragedies

  • You can help in the fight to ensure a healthy
    pregnancy by making sure your loved ones
    "Have a PEP Talk" with their doctor and/or
    other healthcare professional about potential
    pregnancy complications.

Merck for Mothers is a 10-year, $500 million initiative focused on creating a world where no woman dies giving life. We are committed to using our business and scientific expertise to improve maternal health and are already working in more than 30 countries around the world, including the U.S.

  • Dr. Naveen Rao Blogs About Maternal Mortality

  • Have a PEP Talk

  • Program Report

  • Working Together to Prevent Excessive Bleeding

     

Dr. Naveen Rao Blogs About Maternal Mortality

Have a PEP Talk

Program Report

Working Together to Prevent Excessive Bleeding

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  • Once upon a birthShare your birth story today to help us raise awareness about maternal mortality. For every story shared, Merck will make a donation to Join My Village, a program from CARE that empowers women and girls and supports safe pregnancies and childbirths.

Partner

Merck for Mothers is committed to supporting eligible non-profit organizations dedicated to improving maternal health around the world. Beyond our current country programs, we will update funding opportunities as our portfolio of projects continues to develop. In the meantime, we invite you to reach out to us for further information on partnering.

Have a PEP Talk

Tragically, women still die from complications experienced during pregnancy and childbirth. In the United States, three of the leading causes of these deaths are Preeclampsia, Embolism (pulmonary) and Post-partum hemorrhage.

You can help in the fight to ensure a healthy pregnancy by making sure your loved ones "Have a PEP Talk" with their doctor and/or other healthcare professional about potential pregnancy complications.

  • Once upon a birthHelp us make sure that no birth story goes untold. Share your birth story today to help us raise awareness about maternal mortality. For every story shared, Merck makes a donation to Join My Village, a program from CARE that empowers women and girls and supports safe pregnancies and childbirths.

Merck for Mothers is committed to supporting eligible non-profit organizations dedicated to improving maternal health around the world. Beyond our current country programs, we will update funding opportunities as our portfolio of projects continues to develop. In the meantime, we invite you to reach out to us for further information on partnering.