Committed to doing our part
Lynn Taylor, Senior Vice President, Head of Healthcare Global Government & Public Affairs at EMD Serono, Head of Corporate & Government Relations USA, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
"On International Women’s Day 2019, and every day, we are committed to improving major aspects of women’s health through the Healthy Women, Healthy Economies program.
"We know that health is more than treatment. That is why our company is the founding private sector partner of Healthy Women, Healthy Economies (HWHE) a global initiative that brings together governments, the private sector and other stakeholders to address women’s health so women – and by extension their families – can join, thrive, rise in their communities, and live better lives.
"According to data from the International Labor Organization, 865 million women globally are not reaching their full potential to contribute to their national economies due to preventable causes. Another estimate tells us that if women participated in paid work at the same level as men, their economic power could add as much as 28 trillion USD to the annual global GDP in 2025.
"To address this challenge, Healthy Women, Healthy Economies looks at traditional healthcare access issues as well as broader topics such as work-life integration.
"We see the bigger picture of how health and prosperity are intertwined for women, and we are committed to doing our part through generating research and forming meaningful collaborations to advocate for change and for a #BalanceforBetter."