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The MOMs Initiative

Active Since: 2019

Contributing to SDGs…

The MOMs (Maternal Outcomes Matter) Initiative is a partnership between the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation, MSD for Mothers (MSD’s global initiative to address preventable maternal mortality), Credit Suisse, and USAID to stimulate, advance, and scale innovations that contribute to a healthy pregnancy and safe childbirth.

MEMBER COMPANIES

PARTNER ORGANISATIONS

  • Bilateral Organisations

    U.S. International Development Finance Corporation

    US Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Financial institutions

    Credit Suisse

The MOMs (Maternal Outcomes Matter) Initiative was launched in June 2019 by the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation, MSD for Mothers (MSD’s global initiative to address preventable maternal mortality), Credit Suisse, and USAID to stimulate, advance, and scale innovations that contribute to a healthy pregnancy and safe childbirth – laying the foundation for life-long good health for women, children, and communities.

To do so, the MOMS Initiative will invest $50M in debt and grant capital in local businesses that are working to improve maternal health in regions of the world where high rates of women are dying from complications of pregnancy and childbirth. These enterprises have a strong track record in the following areas which directly and indirectly contribute to maternal health: health infrastructure, health service delivery, training for health providers, digital solutions for more efficient and effective care, financial inclusion, sustainable energy, and supply chain strengthening.

SDGs THE PARTNERSHIP CONTRIBUTES TO

SDG 3: Good Health and Wellbeing

  1. 3.1: Reduce Maternal Mortality
  2. 3.2: Reduce Under-5 Mortality 
  3. 3.7: Access to sexual and reproductive health-care services 

SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals