May is for

To the world, you might be just one person, but to one person, you might be the world.

– Unknown

While Mother’s Day is celebrated at different times around the world, MSD has designated May as the month to celebrate mothers regardless of where you live. Through MSD for Mothers, our company’s $500 million global initiative, we’re focused on improving the health and well-being of mothers during pregnancy and childbirth. We’ve worked to improve access to quality maternity care for more than 6 million women around the world – contributing to the global effort to meet the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

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Through groundbreaking public-private partnerships, more than 74,000 health providers are now more equipped to offer quality maternity care and more than 3,000 health facilities have been strengthened, improving access to affordable, quality care for over 6 million women. But that is not enough. MSD for Mothers and our 100+ partners are committed to a vision where no woman dies giving life.

Our employees across the globe have joined us in the fight to end maternal mortality by committing their time and resources - from organizing post-natal kits events to provide much-needed items to new mothers in Uganda, to hosting used cell phone drives to provide mobile health technology in Nepal.

During this year’s May is for Mothers, we’re discussing the role and impact moms have on their children, family, community and nation. We like to call this the Mom Effect. Throughout MSD offices around the world, our employees are participating in activities to raise awareness and support maternal health efforts. Learn how you can get involved and join us here:‑involved.html


Watch and share MSD for Mothers’ short video — PUSH — which provides different perspectives of expecting mothers around the world.

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