women reached with healthier pregnancies & safer deliveries


strategic investments


people reached through improved access to quality facilities

Tackling Racial Inequities in Maternal Health Outcomes with New Grant

We are expanding our Safer Childbirth Cities initiative to support a new project in Austin, TX. This marks the 20th grant in our effort to make cities safer, more equitable places to give birth. Learn about our newest Safer Childbirth Cities project.

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Improving Maternal Health and Promoting Health Equity with New Grants

With the announcement of a fifth round of global grants, Merck for Mothers is helping to increase health equity in maternity care with nine new programs in Asia Pacific, Africa, the Middle East, and Europe, each tailored to the region’s unique needs.

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Changing the World with Safer Childbirth Cities

We’re proud to have our Safer Childbirth Cities initiative be a finalist in Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas Award, an annual list of programs that are using innovative approaches to build a better world. Explore the full 2021 honoree list.

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Leveraging Digital Solutions for Quality Maternal Health Care

Explore the barriers and solutions to advancing digital innovations for maternal health in low and middle-income countries. Read key takeaways from a discussion co-hosted by Merck for Mothers, Devex and the Bay Area Global Health Alliance.

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Our Reach

See where we are helping improve maternal health, including in our four focus countries

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Our Impact

Track our progress to date and learn how we work with grantees and collaborators

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Our Initiatives

Discover how our signature programs are fueling momentum for maternal health

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