Merck & Co., Inc.

Merck & Co. Inc is a Patron level Corporate Member (Group D)

Established in 1891, Merck discovers, develops, manufactures and markets vaccines and medicines to address unmet medical needs. The company devotes extensive efforts to increase access to medicines through far-reaching programs that not only donate Merck medicines but help deliver them to the people who need them. Merck also publishes unbiased health information as a not-for-profit service

At Merck, our business is discovering, developing and delivering novel medicines and vaccines that can make a difference in people's lives. But our mission also entails something more. As a Company, we seek to maintain high ethical standards and a culture that values honesty, integrity and transparency in all that we do. Company decisions are driven by what is right for patients. And we are committed to our employees, to the environment in which we live and to the communities we serve worldwide.

Commemorating 20 Years of Commitment: 1987 – 2007

One of the most significant initiatives undertaken by Merck to help improve access to medicines in developing countries is the Merck MECTIZAN Donation Program. Established 20 years ago, the MECTIZAN Donation Program is the single largest, longest standing public/private partnership of its kind and is widely regarded as one of the most successful public-private health collaborations in the world.
http://www.merck.com/cr/enabling_access/developing_world/mectizan/home.html