“ To the world, you might be just one person, but to one person, you might be the world.”
While Mother’s Day is celebrated at different times around the world, Merck has designated May as the month to celebrate mothers regardless of where you live. Through Merck for Mothers (known as MSD for Mothers outside of the U.S. and Canada), our company’s $500 million global initiative, we’re focused on improving the health and well-being of mothers during pregnancy and childbirth. We’ve worked to improve access to quality maternity care for more than 6 million women around the world – contributing to the global effort to meet the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
Through groundbreaking public-private partnerships, more than 74,000 health providers are now more equipped to offer quality maternity care and more than 3,000 health facilities have been strengthened, improving access to affordable, quality care for over 6 million women. But that is not enough. Merck for Mothers and our 100+ partners are committed to a vision where no woman dies giving life.
Our employees across the globe have joined us in the fight to end maternal mortality by committing their time and resources - from organizing post-natal kits events to provide much-needed items to new mothers in Uganda, to hosting used cell phone drives to provide mobile health technology in Nepal.
During this year’s May is for Mothers, we’re discussing the role and impact moms have on their children, family, community and nation. We like to call this the Mom Effect. Throughout Merck offices around the world, our employees are participating in activities to raise awareness and support maternal health efforts. Learn how you can get involved and join us here: http://merckformothers.com/get‑involved.html