“ To the world, you might be just one person, but to one person, you might be the world.”
Merck recognizes the importance of mothers every day, but in May, we ask that you join us in honoring the incredible role mothers play in our families and communities. In 2011, we created Merck for Mothers, a 10-year, $500 million initiative focused on improving the health and well-being of mothers during pregnancy and childbirth. We are using our business and scientific expertise to end preventable maternal mortality.
Since 1990, maternal mortality has nearly been cut in half. But that is not enough. Merck for Mothers, along with our 75 partners, is committed to creating a world where no woman dies giving life. In the past five years, we’ve made significant strides in 30 countries and helped provide more than 5 million women with better access to quality maternal healthcare.
We are proud of the many employees who provide their business and scientific expertise to amplify our impact. They have joined the fight to end maternal mortality by committing their time and resources to help in areas where maternal mortality rates are among the worst in the world by organizing events such as assembling post-natal kits to provide much-needed items to new mothers in Uganda, and hosting cell phone collection drives to provide mobile health technology in Nepal.