Merck and WHO Partner to Curb Postpartum Hemorrhage Deaths

Earlier this month I wrote about Uganda’s move to use misoprostol for women who experience postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) during childbirth or immediately after delivery. PPH is the leading cause of maternal mortality for women around the world. 800 women die every day from complications during pregnancy and delivery; that is two mothers a minute. Misoprostol, it has … Continue reading Merck and WHO Partner to Curb Postpartum Hemorrhage Deaths

Recent Thoughts on Global Maternal Health

As an ardent supporter and advocate for maternal health, I am always happy to share my thoughts about the issue with a wider audience. I recently shared my thoughts with Merck for Mothers,  a 10-year $500 million initiative supporting women during pregnancy and childbirth. RT if you agree with @JenniferJames. We must work to #EndMaternalMortality. pic.twitter.com/UXKNyE3rdb … Continue reading Recent Thoughts on Global Maternal Health

Featured Video: What Invention Are You Waiting For?

When people think about new inventions, 95% of them immediately begin thinking about tech inventions, but what about medical inventions that save lives?

Merck recently launched a video that asked Americans what invention they are waiting for. Take a look.

Did you know 68% of Americans cannot name a single scientist working to invent medicine?

Merck has been working for over a century on medicines and vaccines that save lives. Visit their site on Inventing for Life where you can see a timeline of Merck’s work as well as meet some of its scientists, and see some of its impact on the world’s most challenging diseases.

I’m happy to share this video today as I know how important their work is on maternal health with Merck for Mothers

The Troubling Truth About Maternal Mortality in the United States

When everyday Americans think about women dying during childbirth it is probable that their initial thoughts travel directly to Africa where it is quite well known that maternal mortality is rife. Chances are their thoughts never focus on the deaths and near deaths during childbirth that women experience right here in the United States. After all, the … Continue reading The Troubling Truth About Maternal Mortality in the United States