Overview

  • Organization TypeImplementing NGO, Advocacy NGO
  MSD for Mothers is MSD’s $500 million initiative to create a world where no woman dies giving life. Contributing their  scientific and business expertise, as well as their financial resources, they are working to ensure that women have access to two of the most powerful means to end preventable maternal deaths: quality maternity care and modern contraception. Over the past six years, MSD for Mothers has reached more than six million women in over 30 countries around the world, contributing to the global effort to save women’s lives, strengthen health systems and meet the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. They collaborate across sectors — working with governments, NGOs, patient groups, physician, nursing, and midwife associations, entrepreneurs, UN agencies, research institutions, and other businesses. Likewise, they collaborate across MSD, leveraging their talent to generate fresh thinking and infuse new, business-minded approaches to help solve the longstanding challenge of maternal mortality. THEIR HISTORY For over a century, MSD has taken on the most urgent global health challenges, including diabetes, HIV/AIDS and cervical cancer. Maternal mortality is no exception. MSD’S COMMITMENT TO GLOBAL HEALTH MSD for Mothers builds on this legacy by implementing programs, partnerships and solutions so no woman dies giving life. THEIR EXPERTISE Every day, MSD employees contribute their business and scientific expertise to the challenge of maternal mortality. PROGRAM LEADERSHIP Their team is dedicated to achieving their vision of a world where no woman dies giving life. THEIR VISION IS TO CREATE A WORLD WHERE NO WOMAN DIES GIVING LIFE THEIR APPROACH Their 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. They work to improve maternal health by: Empowering wome, Equipping Health Providers, and Strengthening Health Systems. THEIR REACH They have more than 100 programs in more than 40 countries around the world. Their 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 they launched the Global Giving Program—their corporate grants initiative through which their 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.

Where is MSD for Mothers
Projects1Location of contracts awarded

Careers

Staff at MSD for Mothers have experience in

Sectors

  • reproductive health
  • facilities / infrastructure
  • systems
  • research & development
  • tertiary education

Skills

  • managerial experience

Contact MSD for Mothers

Current staff

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Company Offices

  • United States (headquarters)
  • One Merck Drive, Whitehouse Station
  • United States (headquarters)
  • Kenilworth
  • One Merck Drive, Whitehouse Station

In the News

Maternity Matters: Sponsored by MSD for Mothers

Maternal health: The next frontier for private sector engagement

22 July 2019
Maternity Matters: Sponsored by MSD for Mothers

Bridging the linguistic gap in innovative financing

22 July 2019
Produced in partnership: MSD for Mothers

Video: Going beyond the financing role of the private sector in health

19 February 2019
Future of Health Partnerships: Sponsored by MSD for Mothers

Q&A: Development advocacy 101

18 February 2019
Maternity Matters: Sponsored by MSD for Mothers

Leveraging the private sector to fill the global health funding gap

6 August 2019
Produced in Partnership: MSD for Mothers

Video: Meeting the SDGs for maternal and child health

30 July 2018
Produced in partnership: MSD for Mothers

Video: Data and digital innovation to improve maternal health care quality

14 December 2018
Produced in partnership: MSD for Mothers

Video: 'We are ready for business,' says Nigeria's minister of health

14 December 2018
Produced in Partnership: MSD for Mothers

Video: Investor appetite for social impact contributions

19 October 2018

Experience

Contract Awards

Reduction of Maternal and Newborn Mortality

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)