Insights on Maternal Health
In our effort to listen to and learn from those closest to the tragedy of women dying during pregnancy and childbirth, we have developed a video series called "Insights on Maternal Health," which offers observations about important maternal health issues and innovative approaches to making progress. These insights have and will continue to guide Merck for Mothers in the years to come.
Stay tuned for additional insight videos in the series.
Richard Horton, Editor of The Lancet, discusses the progress needed to achieve Millennium Development Goal 5.
White Ribbon Alliance Executive Director Theresa Shaver conveys the need to prioritize maternal health on the global health agenda.
Esteemed musician Yvonne Chaka Chaka discusses the need for collaboration to improve maternal health.
Dr. Farhana Dewan – an OB/GYN from Bangladesh – highlights some of the major causes of death during pregnancy and childbirth.
Christy Turlington Burns, Founder of Every Mother Counts, discusses the role of family planning in maternal health.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Chris Elias, President, Global Development Program, highlights the "innovation pile-up" for women's health products.
Angela Nguku, a midwife from Kenya, emphasizes the need for greater awareness of maternal health issues.
Family Care International President Ann Starrs talks about access issues surrounding maternal health.