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Merck for Mothers Blog | FOR ALL MOTHERS: Bridging the Quality and Equity Gaps in Maternal Health Care

By Dr. Mary-Ann Etiebet, Executive Director, Merck for Mothers
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While we have seen global maternal deaths drop by 44% since 1990, women are still dying from preventable causes during pregnancy and childbirth – and not just in low and middle-income countries that lack resources. Even in high-income countries, there are women who face a much higher risk of death, or grave injury because they are poor, migrants, refugees, minorities or from indigenous populations.

Merck for Mothers Blog | A Conversation with Lynsey Addario

by Dr. Mary-Ann Etiebet, Executive Director, Merck for Mothers
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An important part of our mission at Merck for Mothers is to draw attention to the urgent issues affecting maternal health for women; to help raise awareness and to deepen our own understanding of what women need not just to survive pregnancy and childbirth, but to thrive. Our partnership with TIME magazine is part of that. We are proud to be a sponsor of TIME's ongoing series, Finding Home, an indepth look at what the journey to motherhood looks like for a refugee, featuring the work of award-winning photojournalist Lynsey Addario. Our Executive Director Mary-Ann Etiebet recently caught up with Lynsey to hear more about what she learned covering this story. The following are excerpts from that conversation.

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An important part of our mission at Merck for Mothers is to draw attention to the urgent issues affecting maternal health for women; to help raise awareness and to deepen our own understanding of what women need not just to survive pregnancy and childbirth, but to thrive. Our partnership with TIME magazine is part of that. We are proud to be a sponsor of TIME's ongoing series, Finding Home, an indepth look at what the journey to motherhood looks like for a refugee, featuring the work of award-winning photojournalist Lynsey Addario. Our Executive Director Mary-Ann Etiebet recently caught up with Lynsey to hear more about what she learned covering this story. The following are excerpts from that conversation.

From Pledge to Action: Diversity & Inclusion in Our Workplace

by Mirian Graddick-Weir, Executive Vice President, Human Resources
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September is always a poignant time as children return to school, and we cling to the fond memories of our recent holidays with family and friends.

Merck’s Employee Volunteer Program Takes First Place in PR Daily’s 2017 Corporate Social Responsibility Awards

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Each year, thousands of Merck employees volunteer during work hours and on their personal time to give back to their communities. In celebration of our company’s 125th anniversary, employees were challenged to reach a goal of 125,000 recorded volunteer hours in 2016. Employees were encouraged to seek volunteer opportunities with nonprofit organizations dedicated to the causes that mean the most to them through the program themed, “125 Years of Helping the World Be Well - A New Way Every Day.”

Merck Donates $1 Million to Hand in Hand Hurricane Relief Fund

Donation made as part of Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief television fundraiser
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Our thoughts are with everyone affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.  Merck provides disaster-relief assistance through cash and product donations during major disasters and supports efforts in disaster preparedness and recovery. We are committed to helping those helping in the wake of these recent storms.

Merck’s Response to Hurricane Harvey

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Our thoughts are with everyone affected by Hurricane Harvey, which recently struck Texas and has impacted other areas along the U.S. Gulf Coast.

Merck provides disaster-relief assistance through cash and product donations during major disasters and supports efforts in disaster preparedness and recovery; we are committed to helping those helping in Harvey's wake.

CEOs Respond to Charlottesville

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Along with so many across the nation, CECP was shocked by the events in Charlottesville earlier this month and yet encouraged by the actions of the CEOs of many of world’s largest corporations – most affiliated with this CECP network – that demonstrated that the courage and conviction of business can and should be a force for good.  

New Merck for Mothers Blog: The Host Shining a Light on Maternal Health Around the World

The Big Questions with Ivy Prosper
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Ivy Prosper is a television host, producer and speaker. She's also an advocate for the empowerment of women and for their maternal health rights. She currently works as a producer on documentary projects telling stories in Africa. She is also developing a line of handbags and accessories where a portion of sales go towards maternal health needs in Ghana. 

What’s your connection to maternal health and how did you get involved?

Merck Named a FTSE4Good Constituent Member

Leading global independent rating agency acknowledges Merck’s commitment to corporate responsibility
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FTSE Russell, a global index provider, has once again named Merck & Co., Inc. to the FTSE4Good Index, a compilation of publicly-traded companies that meet globally-recognized corporate responsibility standards.

What exactly is a FTSE4Good designation?

Merck Supports U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals

How Public and Private Institutions Can Collaborate to Foster Sustainable Development
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Brenda Colatrella, executive director of Corporate Responsibility at Merck, has coauthored a paper on dev

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