women reached with healthier pregnancies & safer deliveries


strategic investments


people reached through improved access to quality facilities

Announcing the Kenneth C. Frazier Award for Maternal Health Equity

This grant award, which will be given annually to one organization in recognition of its commitment to equitable maternal health care, is named for Kenneth C. Frazier, chairman and chief executive officer of Merck. The call for nominations is open.

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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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Uncovering Key Learnings on Building Quality Care for Women & Children

Explore the second report in our Maternity Matters series with Devex to read three new profiles on private sector engagement to support reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health.

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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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