Global Giving Programs
Merck, known as MSD outside the U.S. and Canada, recently established the Merck for Mothers Global Giving Program – a new corporate grants program through which Merck's country offices can support eligible non-profit organizations working to improve maternal health and help reduce maternal mortality. The program is supporting more than 20 projects in 18 countries.
This two-year project aims to improve the health of pregnant women in the Anse Rouge, Terre Neuve, and Ennery communities by increasing access to quality antenatal and delivery services, and reducing financial barriers to seeking care. MSD Caribbean Supports a Project in Jamaica INMED Partnerships for Children Inc.
This one-year project aims to reduce maternal mortality among young women and teens in Trelawny parish by increasing awareness of sexual and reproductive health issues and improving access to health information through community outreach, education, and a mobile health campaign.
This two-year project seeks to enhance an e-health platform and network in four remote areas of Venezuela by expanding its capabilities to train and educate health professionals, as well as improving the monitoring of pregnant women through links with ambulatory centers and community primary care facilities. MSD Peru Pathfinder International
This three-year project aims to increase the capacity of health workers and advance the Peruvian Ministry of Health's strategy to enhance maternal and newborn health in La Libertad by working with stakeholders to improve the responsiveness and effectiveness of maternal and neonatal services. Latin America Region Pan American Development Foundation
This two-year project involves the establishment of a network of stakeholders in Latin America and the development of an electronic policy handbook that can serve as a foundation to inform national and regional strategies and policies to reduce maternal mortality throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.
This three-year project aims to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity in Nkhotakota district of Malawi by providing more than 33,000 women with a package of community-based and health facility interventions. MSD Africa Mothers2mothers (m2m)
This one-year project in Malawi will help m2m to expand its existing facility-based education and support program to improve maternal health in five health facilities by focusing on women who present late for antenatal care or who do not appear for follow-up appointments on mother-to-child HIV transmission. MSD Morocco Al Hayat Chaines de Vie
This three-year project looks to strengthen the capacity of Moroccan midwives working in rural areas to prevent postpartum hemorrhage and infections, as well as raise awareness about maternal health. MSD Nigeria Pathfinder International
This three-year project aims to address post-partum hemorrhage (PPH) and preeclampsia by expanding Pathfinder's existing comprehensive PPH model to three new states, Sokoto, Kebbi, and Zamfara, while also working to improve access to quality care at the community level by training community health extension workers and by providing technical assistance to federal, state, and local partners. MSD South Africa U.S. Fund for UNICEF
Over two years, UNICEF aims to accelerate access to maternal health interventions by strengthening the capacity of national and provincial governments, as well as primary health care outreach teams, to support high quality maternal and child health services. The project also seeks to pilot community feedback mechanisms, including mHealth technology, that can facilitate the monitoring of community-based health services. MSD Sweden Supports a Project in Tanzania World Lung Foundation, Inc. (WLF)
This three-year project looks to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality by using information and communication technology solutions to improve clinical audits, provide distance-learning, develop content for e-learning, and remotely support health workers in managing obstetric emergencies. MSD Africa UMATI
The goal of this three-year project is to expand the use of sexual and reproductive health services in Mpanda, Mlele, Mkuranga, and Rufiji districts of Tanzania via programming that includes a strong male-involvement and outreach component, the deployment of community health workers, and a community score card for monitoring purposes. MSD Italy Supports a Project in Mozambique Comunità di S. Egidio-ACAP ONLUS
This three-year project looks to integrate HIV/AIDS care with antenatal services at 11 health facilities and train 300 health care workers to provide antenatal care, deliveries, and services to prevent maternal-child transmission of HIV. MSD Belgium Supports a Project in Democratic Republic of Congo Medics Without Vacation
This one-year program plans to help reduce maternal mortality by supporting medical missions to DRC using foreign health professionals to train local health workers on maternal health and safe motherhood practices. The program will also provide medical supplies to facilities where trainees practice. MSD Spain Supports a Project in Democratic Republic of Congo Organización Navarra Ayuda entre los Pueblos (ONAY)
This three-year project seeks to reduce maternal mortality in the Mont-Ngafula and Selembao regions by increasing the number of antenatal care visits, improving the quality of antenatal care, and enhancing the ability of health care workers to manage complicated pregnancies and deliveries. MSD Denmark Supports a Project in Ethiopia Maternity Worldwide Denmark
This two-year initiative aims to reduce maternal mortality in West Wollega through two mHealth modules: 1) a system to enhance antenatal care, skilled birth attendance, timely referrals, and community awareness by linking pregnant women to the health system; and 2) a smart-phone tool to enhance the quality of emergency obstetric care by enabling birth attendants to better recognize and manage obstetric complications.
This three-year project will support capacity building and health system changes to address maternal mortality in Samar province through leadership and health worker training in antenatal and obstetric care, as well as community outreach to raise awareness and use of maternal health services. MSD Indonesia Project HOPE
This three-year project seeks to address health issues that affect maternal morbidity and mortality among female factory workers in Indonesia by informing them about family planning, the importance of skilled birth attendants, reducing anemia, and by directly connecting them with affordable, quality health services.
This one-year project aims to improve access to reproductive health information and services for teens living in foster care institutions in Finland. MSD United Kingdom British Pregnancy Advisory Service
This two-year project will help ensure all pregnant women in London, particularly those in underserved communities, are assessed by a midwife or other skilled maternity health care worker during pregnancy. The project will feature a public awareness campaign to promote antenatal visits and will conduct a study to assess barriers to scheduling antenatal appointments.
This one-year project aims to empower women in areas affected by the earthquake in October 2011 by encouraging them to register with the public health system during their pregnancy and after they deliver, and by improving awareness about family planning, antenatal and postnatal care and overall maternal health. MSD Lebanon Lebanon Family Planning Association for Development & Family Empowerment
This one-year project plans to address maternal health in the Zahrani and Tyr regions by having trained midwives provide antenatal care and trained field workers facilitate awareness sessions on breastfeeding, nutrition and family planning.
Senegal Ivory Coast,
Sierra Leone Benin,
Togo Burkina Faso,
Niger Central African Republic,
Dem. Republic of the Congo,
Rwanda Ethiopia Yemen Tanzania,
Mozambique Brazil Colombia Ecuador Guatemala Mexico Venezuela