Jeffrey L Jacobs

Director of Product Innovation & Market Access, MSD for Mothers

Jeffrey L. Jacobs joined MSD for Mothers, known as Merck for Mothers in the United States and Canada, in 2014. He is responsible for the end-to-end management and market introduction of products and technologies that seek to reduce maternal mortality in partnership with public and private partners. This work includes the coordination of internal and external stakeholders across work streams that include product development, supply chain, affordability, market shaping and market introduction. MSD for Mothers is MSD’s 10-year, $500 million initiative to help create a world where no woman dies giving life. As a MSD pharmaceutical executive, Jeff has held a variety of positions in the areas of regional leadership, marketing, health policy and corporate responsibility. Earlier in his career, he managed MSD’s longest running corporate responsibility project, the Mectizan Donation Program focused on river blindness (onchocerciasis).

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