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Dr. Mary-Ann Etiebet is the Lead & Executive Director of Merck for Mothers, Merck’s $500 million global health initiative to create a world where no woman dies while giving life. Working with over 160 partners in more than 45 countries, Merck for Mothers has improved access to quality maternity care services and modern contraception—two of the most powerful ways to end preventable maternal deaths—for nearly 9 million women worldwide.
As the Lead of Merck for Mothers, Dr. Etiebet is responsible for successfully implementing high-impact maternal health programs and partnerships that integrate the private sector’s invention and expertise to empower women, equip health providers and strengthen health systems. Dr. Etiebet draws on extensive experience in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors for this role. She joins Merck from Premier Inc, where she was a Principal Consultant in the Population Health Management team. Previously, she served as Director of Ambulatory Care Strategies for New York City Health and Hospital. Her work in international health includes serving as the Senior Technical Advisor of the Institute of Human Virology-Nigeria, a PEPFAR implementing partner, while she was Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Disease at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
Dr. Etiebet earned her MD and MBA from Yale University. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell and fellowship in Infectious Diseases Hospital System at New York-Presbyterian Columbia University Medical Center and is Board Certified in Infectious Diseases.