Merck Announces Call for Proposals for Second Cohort of Safer Childbirth Cities, Expanding Maternal Health Support Across US Cities

Jun 15, 2020 3:20 PM ET

Merck is expanding its Safer Childbirth Cities initiative, a multi-year effort to improve U.S. maternal health outcomes. Safer Childbirth Cities is part of Merck for Mothers, the company’s $500 million global initiative to help create a world where no woman has to die giving life. With the latest call for proposals, Safer Childbirth Cities aims to add to current efforts in 10 cities by expanding geographically to other U.S. cities and catalyzing solutions that will have the greatest impact in improving U.S. maternal health.

Merck for Mothers is now inviting organizations to apply for funding as part of the second cohort of Safer Childbirth Cities. Projects funded by Safer Childbirth Cities are intended to help cities establish specific goals to improve maternal health based on identified community needs, advance evidence-informed solutions to meet these goals, and track progress by demonstrating impact with their population.

More information about Safer Childbirth Cities and the application process and eligibility may be found at The deadline for proposals is Aug. 24, 2020.

Merck for Mothers is known as MSD for Mothers outside the United States and Canada.
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