Findings From the Field
The Merck team has recently made a number of field visits to regions with high rates of maternal mortality. These visits have provided us with the opportunity to gain valuable insights from frontline health workers, NGOs, governments, the local private health sector, and the women most in need. These findings from the field are helping to guide our program strategy and inform our work.
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Dr. Naveen Rao recently took a journey to East Africa to gain a deeper understanding of the maternal mortality situation there.
Merck for Mothers team members go to Uganda to gain a deeper understanding of the maternal mortality situation.
Geralyn Ritter's recent trip to India shed light on the progress the country has made in reducing maternal mortality and the remaining challenges confronting this large and vibrant country.
New York City
Despite the fact that the United States is one of the most medically advanced countries in the world, women here have a higher risk of dying of pregnancy-related complications than women in 49 other countries
Brazil is buzzing with strong economic growth and anticipation for the upcoming World Cup and the Olympic Games in 2016. But even amidst all this excitement, I was greeted by a sobering reality - that after many years of progress, the country's maternal mortality rate has plateaued.