The Distance Challenge in Zambia
Merck & Co., Inc.
Eastern Zambia is a remote and rugged place. Women in this region often experience enormous risk during and after pregnancy due to the distance to medical facilities and the lack of health care in the region. Merck for Mothers, in partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation and the ELMA Foundation, seeks to address this issue head on. We documented the construction of maternal waiting homes in the region, which provide better access to proper care during pregnancy and after delivery.