Mary-Ann Etiebet , Dr.
Lead & Executive Director of Merck for Mothers

Mary-Ann Etiebet has two decades of experience improving health care outcomes for vulnerable populations and transforming health care delivery at the frontlines. She is the Lead & Executive Director of Merck for Mothers*, Merck's $500 million global health initiative to help create a world where no woman has to die giving life. Since 2011, Merck for Mothers programmes and partnerships have resulted in healthy pregnancies and safe deliveries for over 11 million women in 48 countries

Building on her experiences as a physician, researcher, implementer, funder and advocate across the public, private and global development sectors, Dr. Etiebet brings a diverse set of perspectives to this work. Under her leadership, Merck for Mothers is catalysing partnerships that leverage private sector capabilities to strengthen health systems, deliver respectful and high-quality care for women, and improve maternal health outcomes.

Dr. Etiebet holds a medical degree and Master of Business Administration from Yale University. She is a member of the Center for Global Development Board of Directors and the University of California San Francisco Institute for Global Health Sciences Global Health Group Advisory Board. She also serves as the private sector representative on the Board of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health and the Investors Group of the World Bank’s Global Financing Facility.

*Merck for Mothers is known as MSD for Mothers outside of Canada and the United States.