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Volume 3 – 2014

Learning More About the Role of the Local Private Sector in Maternal Health

With funding from Merck for Mothers, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine recently analyzed data from 57 different countries to understand where women are receiving maternal health services. This first-of-its-kind analysis will be unveiled in a series of upcoming publications, but the first paper—published earlier this fall—showed that a substantial proportion of women seek antenatal care from a variety of private providers, an often overlooked part of the healthcare system. Discover how we're leveraging these findings through our partnership with PACE in Uganda.


Raising Awareness About Leading Pregnancy Complications in the U.S.

In the United States, three of the leading causes of these deaths are Preeclampsia, Embolism (pulmonary) and Post-partum hemorrhage. That's why we are encouraging expecting families to have a PEP Talk — a conversation with a healthcare professional about these potential pregnancy complications. Click here to see Chief Medical Officer Dr. Michael Rosenblatt and near-miss survivor Jennifer Albert talk about the importance of raising awareness.

Joining Global Leaders to Fight Maternal Mortality

The Honorable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie (center), with Jennifer Chan (left), Vice President, Policy and Communications, Merck Canada, and Dr. Priya Agrawal (right), Executive Director of Merck for Mothers, in Ottawa for the Canadian Network for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health annual general meeting. (CNW Group/Merck Canada Inc.)

This fall, we participated alongside other maternal health leaders and advocates at prominent events including the United Nations General Assembly, the Social Franchising Conference and the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Network for Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health.

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Featured Videos


"Business as Unusual"
Event Highlights



PEP Talk: A Message from our Chief Medical Officer

Perspectives on Maternal Mortality

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