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In Pursuit of Universal Health Care: Time to Take Public-Private Partnership to the Next Level

By Dr. Naveen Rao
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The buzz around public-private partnership (PPP) keeps getting louder. And yes – PPPs are everywhere, operating in virtually every industry sector around the world, including health.
 

Insights: Dr. Mary-Ann Etiebet Reflects on Merck for Mothers’ Efforts and What’s Next

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We sat down with Merck for Mothers Executive Director, Dr. Mary Ann-Etiebet, to hear about the progress that has been made, why she joined the company last year, and what’s next for the global initiative.

Can you give a brief explanation of Merck for Mothers and the initiative’s goals?

The Quest for Quality Maternal Health Care in India

In India, we’re giving patients a voice – and getting providers to listen. What a private sector-driven, consumer-centric, ‘total market’ approach to improving maternity health care looks like.
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by Dr. Mary-Ann Etiebet, Executive Director, Merck for Mothers

Solving the Distance Problem to Reduce Maternal Mortality: The Mothers' Shelter Alliance

by Dr. Mary-Ann Etiebet, Executive Director of Merck for Mothers
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When a young Zambian mother, Zimthambo Musianga, felt the onset of labor, she went into the hills to find an ox cart to take her to the hospital. But with the nearest clinic miles away from her remote village in the rural district of Lundazi, the ox cart wasn’t going to get her there in time. After being bumped along a dirt road over rough terrain, she had no choice but to give birth right there in the cart.

Merck for Mothers Blog | Assessing and Addressing Maternal Sepsis

Read the latest blog post by Merck for Mothers guest authors Mercedes Bonet, a perinatal health epidemiologist at the World Health Organization and Vanessa Brizuela, a consultant at the World Health Organization
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Every pregnant or recently pregnant woman is at risk of an infection that could trigger maternal sepsis. Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that occurs when the body’s response to infection causes injury to its own tissues and organs.

Despite it being one of the main causes of maternal death and leading to about 35,000 deaths every year, the true burden of maternal sepsis is presently unknown, due to a lack of data.

Ferring Pharmaceuticals and Merck Announce Completion of Largest Clinical Trial Ever Conducted in Postpartum Hemorrhage

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  • Excessive Bleeding after Childbirth (Postpartum Hemorrhage or PPH) is the Leading Direct Cause of Maternal Mortality Worldwide
     
  • The CHAMPION Trial is Assessing the Effectiveness and Safety of Heat-Stable Carbetocin versus Oxytocin, the Current Standard of Care, for Preventing PPH After Vaginal Birth
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  • Excessive Bleeding after Childbirth (Postpartum Hemorrhage or PPH) is the Leading Direct Cause of Maternal Mortality Worldwide
     
  • The CHAMPION Trial is Assessing the Effectiveness and Safety of Heat-Stable Carbetocin versus Oxytocin, the Current Standard of Care, for Preventing PPH After Vaginal Birth

Merck for Mothers Blog | Leading a Global Coalition of Mothers Dedicated to Social Good

The Big Questions with Jennifer James
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Jennifer James is the founder of Social Good Moms, a coalition of 3000+ mothers who care about pressing global issues and share causes through their vast digital networks. Once named a Fast Company Most Generous Social Media Maven, Jennifer travels the world reporting on issues and solutions that impact maternal health to bring global health awareness to new online audiences.

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Jennifer James is the founder of Social Good Moms, a coalition of 3000+ mothers who care about pressing global issues and share causes through their vast digital networks. Once named a Fast Company Most Generous Social Media Maven, Jennifer travels the world reporting on issues and solutions that impact maternal health to bring global health awareness to new online audiences.

Merck for Mothers Blog | A Note from Dr. Etiebet: Reflections from WEF 2018

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The MSD for Mothers team recently returned from the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, where we joined leaders from business, government, civil society and academia in discussions around the theme, “Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World.” In keeping with the focus on the global economy, MSD for Mothers and our partners made the business case for investing in maternal health, argued for greater private sector involvement in innovative financing for development, and advocated for more research on the experiences of wome

How a Project Helping Mothers in India Could Help Save the World

by Dr. Naveen Rao Lead, MSD for Mothers, MSD
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It has been inspiring to see the international community embrace the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Even more encouraging are the growing recognition of the critical role the private sector has to play, and the push for meaningful public-private partnerships (PPPs), in order to reach these goals.

Merck for Mothers Talks Innovative Financing at the World Economic Forum: Unlocking the Potential of Development Impact Bonds

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Achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 will require new tools, financing mechanisms and partnerships to fill the estimated $3 trillion investment gap.

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