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MSD and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announce collaboration to improve family planning
Pharmiweb have reported that MerckSharpeDohme and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced that they will work together to expand access to family planning, a critical step in improving the health of women around the world.
MSD intends to pledge up to $25 million over eight years as part of MSD/Merck for Mothers – the company’s 10-year initiative to reduce maternal mortality around the world. This pledge will be matched by the Gates Foundation as part of its commitment to family planning.
Kenneth C. Frazier, Merck’s chairman and CEO said in the press release that Merck is proud to work in collaboration with the Gates Foundation to help to ensure that many more women around the world have the information and services they need to make practical and informed choices about planning their families……….This important initiative will help us accelerate the work of Merck for Mothers in saving women’s lives.”