Our people work relentlessly to invent solutions to many of the world's most devastating public health crises. MSD for Mothers continues this quest by designing scalable solutions that help end preventable maternal deaths.
We work to improve maternal health by:
We have more than 50 projects in more than 30 countries around the world. Our major programs are based in five countries: India, Senegal, Uganda, the U.S., and Zambia, where our goal is to test innovative models that expand women's access to affordable, quality care with the potential to be scaled and sustained. Additionally, in 2012 we launched the Global Giving Program—our corporate grants initiative through which our offices around the world can support eligible nonprofits working to improve maternal health—designed to be responsive to local needs and extend our reach in many more countries across the globe.
MSD for Mothers’ partners are improving quality of care by empowering women to demand better care, equipping health providers with tools to offer safer care, and encouraging health systems to reward quality maternity care.
MSD for Mothers is supporting digital technologies to improve quality of care and increase access to a broad array of modern contraceptive products and services.
MSD for Mothers is strengthening collaborations between public and private health sectors to expand access to quality maternity care and a broad array of modern contraceptive products and services.
MSD for Mothers is applying private sector expertise to improve public health supply chains and increase access to life-saving products for women and their families.
MSD for Mothers is working at the policy, hospital and community level in 16 states to address the major contributors to maternal mortality in the U.S., including inconsistent emergency obstetric care; lack of good data to understand why women are dying; and the rise of chronic conditions.
We’re working with partners across sectors and geographies to help women across the globe have a healthy
pregnancy and safe childbirth.
The 'Birth day' Prize is an initiative of the European Commission which has committed €1 million, with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation pledging another €1 million and a further €500 000 donated by MSD for Mothers.
The challenge of the prize is to identify and bring to market innovative solutions preventing death and complications during pregnancy and childbirth.
We can end preventable maternal deaths in our lifetime, but we can’t do it alone. Together, we are inventing programs, partnerships, and solutions to move the needle on this global challenge. Join us.BECOME A PARTNER