Merck for Mothers - Committed to Saving Lives
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  • Watch our Chairman and CEO Ken Frazier and a panel
    of experts at the Women in the World Summit in a
    segment titled, "Breakthroughs in the Fight against
    Maternal Mortality."
  • Merck, Ferring Pharmaceuticals and the World Health Organization
    are working together to advance a new, proprietary formulation
    of carbetocin, used to prevent excessive bleeding (post-partum
    hemorrhage) in women after childbirth, that is designed to be stable
    at room temperature, even in hot and tropical climates (ICH climatic
    zone IV). Learn more.

  • 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.
  • 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

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.

  • Breakthroughs in the Fight against Maternal Mortality

  • Program Report

  • Bobby Devi's story (Video)

     

  • Alecia's story (Video)

     

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Take Action

  • 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.