more than 200 collaborators


women reached with healthier pregnancies & safer deliveries


people reached through improved access to quality facilities

Our Approach

We take a holistic approach to addressing the many factors that impact maternal health and strive to leverage the private sector for public good.

We collaborate across sectors — working with governments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), patient groups, professional associations, entrepreneurs, UN agencies, research institutions, other businesses and even other pharmaceutical companies. We consider proposals for grants and collaborations that are aligned with our strategy based on invitation or through targeted open calls. We do not accept unsolicited proposals.

Investing in Mothers for Our Future

When a mother is healthy and has a safe, high-quality delivery, we set the foundation for children, families, communities and societies to thrive for generations to come. Newborns are more likely to survive, children are more likely to stay in school, women can make valuable contributions to their communities and health systems are made stronger. We call this the “Mom Effect.”

Our Initiatives

Our grantees and collaborators are working across the globe to promote safe, high-quality, respectful maternity care for people everywhere. Together, we are catalyzing solutions that respond to local needs in the communities being served and harnessing the power of innovations to help create a world where no woman has to die while giving life.

Advancing high-quality maternity care

The care that people receive around pregnancy and childbirth should be safe, high-quality and respectful. We envision a world where every prenatal visit, every labor and delivery and every postpartum encounter for the year after childbirth should help people have the healthiest outcomes possible. In support of this, we are working across both public and private sectors to strengthen health systems so that care teams are better equipped with the knowledge, skills and feedback needed to foster a culture of quality.

Catalyzing solutions that respond to community needs

A person’s health is not only determined by how they access care but also by where they live and work and play — otherwise known as the social determinants of health. Better maternal health outcomes are possible when community stakeholders are engaged in designing, implementing and evaluating solutions.

Harnessing innovations for maternal health

Innovations hold the promise of helping the world reach its maternal health goals faster. We are supporting innovations across digital, finance, products and policy with an eye towards ending preventable maternal deaths.