Organization Type

Social Impact Organization



Merck for Mothers is Merck’s $500 million initiative to help create a world where no woman has to die while giving life. They collaborate across sectors by working with governments, non-governmental organizations, patient groups, professional associations, entrepreneurs, UN agencies, research institutions, other businesses, and other pharmaceutical companies to improve the health and well-being of women during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period in support of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Merck for Mothers focuses on generating fresh thinking and infusing new approaches to help end the longstanding challenge of maternal mortality. They envision a world where every prenatal visit, every labor and delivery, and every postpartum encounter for the year after childbirth should help people have the healthiest outcomes possible. Merck for Mothers catalyzes solutions that respond to community needs and harness innovations to improve maternal health to save women’s lives by strengthening health systems and how health care is delivered today and tomorrow.