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Nourishing Future Generations with Vitamin Angels

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Good nutrition is essential for a healthy start in life and the foundation for optimal growth and development. For pregnant women and infants, having access to the right micronutrients is especially important as a child who is well nourished in the crucial first 1,000 days of their life is ten times more likely to overcome life-threatening childhood diseases and will complete 4.6 more grades at school.

Merck & Jhpiego: Helping Moms Deliver Their Babies Safely

No woman should die giving life
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Our company provides support to many women’s health initiatives around the world. Through Merck for Mothers, we support programs that reduce maternal mortality and improve access to quality health care for women. In addition, through our Merck Fellowship program, employees share their unique skills to advance health care around the world.

Jhpiego is one of more than 100+ partners in 30 countries with whom the Merck for Mothers initiative partners. Since 2011, the initiative has increased access to quality maternal health care and family planning services for over 7 million women.

Merck for Mothers Blog | Leading a Global Coalition of Mothers Dedicated to Social Good

The Big Questions with Jennifer James
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Jennifer James is the founder of Social Good Moms, a coalition of 3000+ mothers who care about pressing global issues and share causes through their vast digital networks. Once named a Fast Company Most Generous Social Media Maven, Jennifer travels the world reporting on issues and solutions that impact maternal health to bring global health awareness to new online audiences.

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Jennifer James is the founder of Social Good Moms, a coalition of 3000+ mothers who care about pressing global issues and share causes through their vast digital networks. Once named a Fast Company Most Generous Social Media Maven, Jennifer travels the world reporting on issues and solutions that impact maternal health to bring global health awareness to new online audiences.

Alaffia: Beyond Fair Trade

Olympia, Wash.-based Alaffia has built a thriving business by relying upon — and empowering — its Togolese workforce.
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In the West African nation of Togo, a young girl rides her new bike to school. In Washington state, production facility workers bottle shea butter. In New York City, a U.S. consumer shops for shampoo at Whole Foods.

The common link between these three events? Olympia, Wash.–based Alaffia. Since founding the company in 2003, Olowo-n’djo Tchala and Rose Hyde have perfected a remarkable business model, one that has seen their operation grow exponentially — and also make an impact on the lives of women and children 7,000 miles away.

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