Industry Watch [to 21 January 2017]

Industry Watch [to 21 January 2017]
:: MSD for Mothers Commits $10 Million and Business Expertise to the Global Financing Facility to Help End Preventable Deaths of Mothers
Represents a Critical Step toward Meeting the Sustainable Development Goals for Women, Children and Adolescent Health

January 19, 2017 01:30 AM Eastern Standard Time
DAVOS, Switzerland–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MSD, known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A., inside the United States and Canada, announced today 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 its MSD for Mothers initiative. Through the GFF – a multi-stakeholder partnership hosted by the World Bank Group – countries are aiming to make a much greater impact on the lives of their most vulnerable citizens, with the goal of preventing an estimated 3.8 million maternal deaths, 101 million child deaths and 21 million stillbirths by 2030…