EVERY TWO MINUTES, A WOMAN DIES FROM COMPLICATIONS RELATED TO PREGNANCY AND CHILDBIRTH.

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TOGETHER, WE CAN CHANGE THIS

Most of these deaths are preventable when women have access to modern contraception and quality maternal health care before, during, and after childbirth.

WHEN A MOTHER DIES, THE RIPPLE EFFECT IS ENORMOUS

Her baby is 15 times more likely to die before age two, and her other children are more likely to leave school, suffer from poor health, or die prematurely.

WHAT WE'RE DOING

Working together with our partners, we can help make pregnancy and childbirth a safe, healthy, and joyful experience for women.



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ABOUT US

Can you envision a world where no mother dies giving birth? We can. That's the vision of Merck for Mothers, Merck’s 10-year, $500 million initiative focused on improving the health and well-being of mothers before, during and after pregnancy and childbirth.

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We can end preventable maternal deaths in our lifetime, but we can’t do it alone. Together, we are inventing programs, partnerships, and solutions to move the needle on this global challenge. Join us.

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