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March 2023    


Five New Grants Announced in Latin America to Improve Maternal Health


Tomorrow, March 8th, marks International Women’s Day (IWD) 2023. Celebrated since 1911, IWD is a global holiday designed to recognize women's achievements, while spotlighting gender inequality and #EmbracingEquity in the workplace, in sports, in the media and more. Gender equity in health care is also a priority focus of IWD, as women’s health is often deprioritized in everything from medical research to access to safe and high-quality care.

For more than a decade, the Merck for Mothers Global Grants program has provided grants to nonprofit organizations that are improving maternal health around the world. The program, which is designed to be responsive to local women’s unique needs, continues to extend the impact of Merck for Mothers across the globe – supporting over 70 projects in more than 45 global sites from Argentina to Vietnam. Since its inception in 2012, this program has reached over 4.7 million women and trained more than 75,000 health care workers globally.

Ahead of IWD, Merck is proud to announce a sixth round of grants in its Merck for Mothers Global Grants program. This latest round of grants is focused in Latin America, supporting organizations in Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador and Mexico. Despite improvements in maternal health care, women in Latin America still experience gaps in care, often due to limited access to high-quality maternal health services around labor and delivery, as well as limitations around family planning services. The newly selected grants focus on high-impact activities that tackle issues unique to each country, all with a common goal of improving maternal health care.

Read more about the new grantees and visit MerckforMothers.com to learn more about the Global Grants program and to view regional fact sheets.

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