Maternity Matters: Engaging the private sector in improving maternal health

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The role of Private Sector in RMNCAH

There is a $33 billion annual financing gap affecting reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health — or RMNCAH — services. This in-depth series will explore how public donor funding is impacting the future of RMNCAH ecosystems. Learn more about how we can further elevate coverage of maternal health and circulate best practices and learnings among donors, investors, experts and local communities.

Private sector engagement is an activity that aims to engage the private sector for development results, which involve the active participation of the private sector. Read more on how Maternity Matters: Funding the Future is exploring the topic.

DONOR REPORTS: Funding the Future

There is a $33 billion annual financing gap affecting reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health — or RMNCAH — services. Devex in sponsorship with MSD for Mothers is engaging with some of the leading donors in RMNCAH to understand how they work with the private sector to support the health of women, children and adolescents across the world.

DONOR REPORTS: Funding the Future

Part I: The Global Fund

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Part II: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Global Affairs Canada and the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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Part III: The World Bank, European Commission, UK FCDO and SIDA / Swedfund

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MSD For Mothers

MSD for Mothers is MSD’s global initiative to help create a world where no woman has to die while giving life. For over a decade, the initiative has focused its efforts on generating fresh thinking and catalyzing new approaches to help end the long-standing challenge of maternal mortality.

Globally, every two minutes, a woman dies from complications related to pregnancy and childbirth, however, most of these deaths are preventable when women have access to modern contraception and quality maternal health care before, during and after childbirth. MSD for Mothers takes a holistic approach to addressing the community factors and inequalities that impact maternal health, leveraging the private sector for our shared public good to help improve maternal health and help end preventable maternal deaths. By focusing energy where the need is greatest, MSD for Mothers is making progress in having an impact on women’s lives and, at the same time, strengthening capacity for sustained impact through mixed health systems on health care delivery today and tomorrow.

MSD for Mothers is an initiative of Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, NJ, U.S.A..