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Announcing New Global Grant Recipients

For our latest round of Global Grants in Europe, we are excited to support UNICEF through innovative projects designed to meet the unique maternal health needs of women in Bulgaria and Serbia.

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Sharing Inspiring New Brief Highlighting the Impact of Community-based Doulas

“Nurturing Care From Within: The Transformative Impact of Community-based Doulas in the United States”, written by Shawna Howard, CD (DONA), exploring the impact of six efforts across the U.S. that Merck for Mothers has helped catalyze through the Safer Childbirth Cities initiative.

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Celebrating One Year of Strengthening Systems for Safer Childbirth

One year ago, Merck for Mothers announced a bold new $25M initiative, Strengthening Systems for Safer Childbirth, which aims to bring collective action at the local level to accelerate progress to help end preventable maternal deaths with evidence-based solutions.

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Embracing New Perspectives to Tackle Maternal Health Challenges

Read a new series of papers published in the Lancet which aims to encourage health care professionals to adopt a more holistic view of pregnancy, and the care that women need, to properly address maternal health challenges throughout pregnancy and postpartum.

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