Meg Wirth is the co-founder of Maternova Inc., a pioneering ecommerce company accelerating the speed at which life-saving global health technologies are accessed for the populations that need them most. The company specializes in trusted medical solutions for the leading causes of death and disability for women and newborns and has sold into 40 countries worldwide. Maternova Inc. has been featured on Forbes.com, Stanford Social Innovation Review. Huffington Post TV, and TakePart. With the support of Grand Challenges Canada, the company is currently developing Zika protective apparel so that women do not have to live in fear of mosquitoes. Like all of the products Maternova sells, the product is tailored to optimize women’s health and empower women to live healthy, productive lives.
Meg has worked on women’s health throughout her career in areas as diverse as starting a home visiting program for teen mothers in Appalachia to monitoring and evaluating a major Safe Motherhood initiative–funded by USAID and implemented by John Snow International’s Mothercare project– in Jakarta and South Kalimantan, Indonesia. Meg has also worked as a member of the Rockefeller Foundation’s Health Equity team and co-edited a major volume called Challenging Inequities in Health: From Ethics to Action. She was a co-author of the UN Millennium Project’s final report on child and maternal health. She has a BA from Harvard University and an MPA in international development from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School.