EVERY TWO MINUTES, A WOMAN DIES FROM COMPLICATIONS RELATED TO PREGNANCY AND CHILDBIRTH. TOGETHER, WE CAN CHANGE THIS.

Most of these deaths are preventable when women have access to modern contraception and quality maternal health care before, during, and after childbirth.

WHEN A MOTHER DIES, THE RIPPLE EFFECT IS ENORMOUS

Her baby is 15 times more likely to die before age two, and her other children are more likely to leave school, suffer from poor health, or die prematurely.

WHAT WE'RE DOING

Working together with our partners, we can help make pregnancy and childbirth a safe, healthy, and joyful experience for women.



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ABOUT US

Merck for Mothers is Merck’s $500 million initiative to create a world where no woman has to die giving life. Applying Merck’s business and scientific resources, we collaborate with partners to improve the health and well-being of women during pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period.

HELP US END MATERNAL DEATHS

We can end preventable maternal deaths in our lifetime, but we can’t do it alone. Together, we are inventing programs, partnerships, and solutions to move the needle on this global challenge. Join us.

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