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Program Uses Private-Sector Approaches To Address Maternal Mortality

Writing in the Harvard Business Review blog, Michael Rosenblatt, chief medical officer of Merck, discusses Merck for Mothers, an initiative focused on creating “a world where no woman dies from complications during pregnancy and childbirth.” Rosenblatt says, “Maternal mortality is an enormously complicated problem. … But by applying a business lens to the challenge — looking beyond traditional health models to identify private-sector approaches — Merck for Mothers and our partners are making progress toward creating a world where no woman dies needlessly in childbirth. … Problems as complex and heartbreaking as maternal mortality will require continued analysis and constructive solutions” (5/5).

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