Where HOPE Is an Anchor

Merck is honored to receive Project HOPE's first Lifetime of Global Health Award for outstanding contributions in global health and humanitarian relief.

For more than half a century, Project HOPE has confronted some of the world’s greatest health challenges and humanitarian emergencies.

Merck has been a proud supporter of the international nonprofit’s lifesaving work from the start.

Over the years, we’ve contributed more than half a billion U.S. dollars in financial support and product donations to Project HOPE to support health programs that have helped save and improve countless lives around the world.

In fact, we are the organization’s longest-standing corporate partner – having provided product for the very first voyage of the S.S. Hope in 1958.

Approaching health more broadly and more collaboratively enables society to address health threats and global health challenges more completely, effectively, and inclusively – with an eye on broader social issues that can contribute to or be impacted by health...Our deepest thanks to Project HOPE for allowing us to be part of your story.

— Dr. Julie L. Gerberding, executive vice president and Chief Patient Officer

About Project HOPE

From training health care workers to supporting maternal, infant and children’s health programs, to getting medicines and supplies to people in disaster zones who urgently need them, for 60 years Project HOPE has worked to help some of the world’s most vulnerable citizens.

Learn More

Reaching Out in Times of Need

The Merck Medical Outreach Program (MMOP) marks its 60th year in 2018. The MMOP is the primary means through which the company donates its pharmaceuticals and vaccines for humanitarian assistance in the developing world and in support of disaster relief worldwide.

Learn more about the MMOP, and other ways our company is reaching those in urgent need, in our latest Corporate Responsibility Report.