Merck & Co., Inc.

PMNCH constituency

Private Sector

Focal point

Dr Naveen Rao

Position

Lead – Merck for Mothers

Health focus

  • Health systems strengthening
  • Maternal/Reproductive Health
  • Newborn health
  • Child health

Priority action area(s)

  • Reproductive and maternal health programme design & implementation
  • Advocacy and communication
  • Monitoring and evaluation

Mission statement

Merck/MSD aims to save and improve lives through our commitment to the discovery and development of breakthrough medicines and vaccines that address major burdens of illness; expansion of long]term business strategies tailored to the individual needs of least developed countries, emerging markets and the developed world; and the promotion of partnerships with various stakeholders to address specific health challenges and expand healthcare capacity, particularly in the developing world. Merck for Mothers is the company’s US$500 million initiative to join the global effort to reduce maternal mortality.

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GENERAL INFORMATION

Website:

Organization e-mail:

N/A

Full address:

Merck Corporate Headquarters, 1 Merck Drive, P.O. Box 100, Whitehouse Station NJ 08889-100

Country:

United States of America

Telephone:

+1 908-423-1000

Number of staff:

95,000

Scope of work:

International

Year established:

established in 1891 and merged with Schering-Plough in 2009

WHO Region:

Americas