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Date: 04/23/2019
Source: The Guardian
Type: In the News
Despite several interventions to reduce Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR), Nigeria still contributes ten percent of global burden of maternal deaths. According to National Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS), the maternal mortality is one of the highest in the world with an estimate of 574 maternal deaths for every 100, 000 live births. This huge burden of maternal deaths makes the reduction of...
Date: 01/23/2017
Source: Merck for Mothers
Merck announced its $10 million commitment to the Global Financing Facility (GFF) in support of Every Woman Every Child to improve maternal and child health in low- and lower-middle-income countries worldwide through Merck for Mothers. The GFF, launched by then U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim in July 2015, is a multi-stakeholder partnership that...
Date: 09/24/2015
Source: Merck for Mothers
Type: Updates
In August 2015, Merck for Mothers shared an update on progress in achieving its commitments to FP2020. Since last reported, the Informed Push Model in Senegal has been scaled nationally to over 1,300 health facilities in all 14 regions of the country, ensuring reliable access to modern contraceptives for over 32 million women. To date, Merck for Mothers has expanded reliable access to modern...
Date: 07/15/2015
Source: Government of Senegal
Type: Updates
By Bocar Mamadou Daff, Director of the Reproductive Health and Child Survival Unit for the Senegalese Ministry of Health and Social Action, Senegal A 2011 public health survey in Senegal revealed a startling discrepancy:  43 percent of married Senegalese women told researchers that they wanted to avoid or postpone pregnancy.  Yet only 12 percent of women were actually using contraception. Why the...
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