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Merck for Mothers: Helping end maternal mortality

A decade of strategic partnerships, private sector innovation and data-driven impact to help create a world where no woman has to die while giving life

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Connecting employees with NGOs for impactful 3-month assignments

Our Merck Richard T. Clark Fellowship for Global Health program helps solve the world’s most pressing health challenges

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Celebrating the diversity of our workforce

How we're leaning into the voices, perspectives and experiences that strengthen our mission

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Building a responsible business: 4 Merck CEOs on our legacy & future

In this Teal Talks episode, leaders of our past and present discuss our landmark global initiatives

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Employees help evacuate patients from record flood in China

Our Zhengzhou colleagues recount their experiences following a devastating flood

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7 things you probably didn’t know about Merck

From Thomas Edison to Meryl Streep, these interesting tidbits about our company may surprise you

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How compassion saved a transgender woman’s life

Allison Whitaker shares stories about two people who are “the reason I’m still alive today”

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Finding the courage to come out after 20 years of marriage

Last June, Merck executive Scott M. Wright shared his story of coming out in midlife -- the response was overwhelming

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The road forward: CEOs on the return of leisure and travel

In this Teal Talks episode, leaders discuss how the cinema, restaurant and cruise industries are poised for a comeback in the era of COVID-19 vaccinations

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3 ways we support the LGBTQ+ community

How we stand by our commitment to allyship both within our company and in the world at large

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‘Thinking like the bad guys – so we can help catch them’

How we’re fighting the war against criminals who counterfeit medicines and jeopardize patient lives

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4 LGBTQ+ employees share stories of finding freedom to be themselves at work

Bringing your whole self to work allows you “to be happy not just in your personal life but also in your professional life"

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Safeguarding the environment through green chemistry

When a manufacturing process doesn’t meet our standards, we build an award-winning, planet-friendly one

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Helping protect health from birth to adulthood

Vaccination is one of the many ways you can help protect your loved ones every day

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Your questions answered: How Merck is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic

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What you should know about heart failure

7 signs not to ignore

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Tackling health disparities one federal policy at a time

How Janelle Gillings, Merck's director of federal policy and government relations, helps promote health equity

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Heart failure: A physician’s perspective

Driven to make a difference By Dr. Joerg Koglin, vice president, therapeutic area head, global clinical development, cardiovascular, Merck Research Laboratories

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Committed to quality. Committed to you.

How Merck prioritizes health, safety and quality in manufacturing practices

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Arianna Huffington & Ellyn Shook on the silver lining of the pandemic

In our first Teal Talks episode, we discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has shined a light on mental health and sparked a movement to change the way we work

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Helping homeless people find medical care for their pets

Our company is working with The Street Dog Coalition to bring care to people experiencing homelessness and their pets

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Our commitment to the Black community

From clinical trials to jobs creation, here’s how we’re advancing health equity, employment and more within the Black community

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Over 30 Years: The Mectizan® Donation Program

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Merck's response to Ebola outbreaks

Along with international agencies and governments, Merck has played — and continues to play — a leadership role in responding to Ebola.

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Photos of resilience: How we’re coping during COVID-19

As the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has transformed life around the globe, our colleagues have come together to show their resilience

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Fighting for equity in health care

Representation in clinical trials can make a real difference

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With OneTen, Merck is helping create 1 million jobs for Black Americans

Merck Chairman Ken Frazier serves as co-chair for a new initiative to create 1 million jobs for Black Americans in the next decade

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Inspiring stories from employees on the COVID-19 front lines

From MRL to Human Health, from Russia to Brazil, colleagues around the world have been helping their communities and applying their medical expertise to the pandemic

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The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is declared over

The 11th Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is declared over nearly six months after the first cases were reported in Equateur Province

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How one leader mentors another to help end poverty

Jennifer McCafferty coaches a leader to help him strengthen his team, plan for the future and decrease the poverty rate in Philadelphia

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From the military to Merck: Lessons in leadership

Meet three women who have served our country and are now helping to lead our company

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Ken Frazier awarded the 2020 Courage Against Hate Award

The Anti-Defamation League awards Ken for his commitment to corporate responsibility and for his conviction that companies should be driven by purpose, not profits

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Businesses have a role to play in building vaccine trust. Here's why

Employers are trusted messengers of credible information on vaccines

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Merck named to Forbes Just 100 list for “doing right by America”

Forbes and JUST Capital also awarded Merck the highest ranking in Pharmaceuticals & Biotech, including the top spot among the industry for “Customers”

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Merck publishes 2019/2020 corporate responsibility report

Letter from our chairman and CEO, Ken Frazier

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Celebrating Merck’s first Global Patient Week

During our inaugural Global Patient Week (October 5–9), we will celebrate the journeys of patients by sharing their stories and giving them a voice.

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Tackling health disparities through impact investing

Ken Gustavsen, strategy officer, Social Business Innovation, and impact investing portfolio manager, offers three lessons on helping advance global health goals

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Supporting pregnant and postpartum people

CDC launches national 'Hear Her' maternal health communication campaign

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How diversity and inclusion is essential to our mission

By Celeste Warren, vice president of human resources and chief diversity officer

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Our disability inclusiveness earns top employer award

Learn how we maximize potential by making employees across all dimensions of ability feel valued and empowered

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Keelee's maternal health journey

A post-partum infection that threatened her life inspires Keelee to share her story with others

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Solidarity rising in the face of adversity

Finding new ways to fight COVID-19 across diverse populations in Africa

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Creating safer childbirth cities: leaning into our values of diversity and inclusion

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“Though the challenge of this pandemic is immense, we know that science and collaboration will triumph, just as they have before.”

by Ken Frazier, Chairman

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Nurse and volunteer Brenda lends medical expertise to Houston Food Bank during COVID-19

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Going above and beyond to help the Navajo Nation slow the spread of the pandemic

Merck teams work together to donate more than $460,000 worth of supplies to the Indian Health Service National Supply Service Center

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Battling COVID-19 as a volunteer EMT

One of our colleagues finds a way to help directly combat the COVID-19 pandemic as a volunteer EMT.

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Nurses: our mission to save and improve lives in action

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Col. Craig Maceri fights "invisible enemy": COVID-19

The Rhode Island National Guard commander is currently on military leave from Merck as part of an effort to combat the pandemic.

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The Power of Partnership

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Powered by inclusion: how we celebrate our diverse workforce

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Tackling the U.S. maternal mortality crisis

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From the marines to Merck: pursuing missions that matter

By Joe Butcher, associate director, Corporate Strategy

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Merck Donates $500,000 to Support River Blindness and Lymphatic Filariasis Elimination Efforts

Grants Will Be Administered through the MECTIZAN® Donation Program and Will Support Precautionary Measures Required to Prevent the Spread of SARS-CoV-2 During Mass Drug Administration Programs for These Two Diseases Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, and the MECTIZAN® Donation Program (MDP), announced today a $500,000 cash donation to support non-governmental organization (NGO) partners working to eliminate river blindness (onchocerciasis) and lymphatic filariasis (LF). The funds are being provided by Merck and will be administered through an application process managed by the MDP, a public-private partnership that oversees elimination efforts of these two diseases. This funding will be offered in the form of grants to support the implementation of the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) recommended precautionary measures to decrease the risk of the spread of SARS-CoV-2 during mass drug administration (MDA). This press release features multimedia.

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Merck Issues 2019/2020 Corporate Responsibility Report

Report Demonstrates Merck’s Approach to Long-Term Sustainability for Business and Society Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today issued its 2019/2020 Corporate Responsibility Report . The report highlights the company’s performance and progress in its four corporate responsibility priority areas of Access to Health, Employees, Environmental Sustainability and Ethics & Values. “The multiple challenges we face as a global community in 2020 reinforce more than ever the importance of operating responsibly, following our mission of saving and improving lives and delivering sustainable value for our business and society,” said Kenneth C. Frazier, Merck chairman and chief executive officer. “At Merck, we embrace our responsibility to be a force for good in the world – not only through our medicines and vaccines but also through our broader actions to address systemic inequities and to create an environment where all people are valued and respected.”

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Merck Publishes 2012 Global Corporate Responsibility Report

Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside of the United States and Canada, today issued its 2012 global corporate responsibility report. The report, available at www.merckresponsibility.com , focuses on Merck's corporate responsibility activities, progress and performance during 2012 in four priority areas where the company is positioned to have a positive impact: Access to Health, Environmental Sustainability, Employees and Ethics and Transparency. Highlights from the 2012 report include: People reached through the company’s major responsibility programs and partnerships: 269 million Women in executive roles: 31 percent Global corporate giving: $1.7 billion Water recycled and reused during 2012: 3.3 billion gallons Reduced direct greenhouse gas emissions since 2009: Met 10 percent greenhouse gas reduction goal 3 years early Developing new partnerships to reduce maternal mortality through Merck for Mothers In addition, this year’s report provides information on the company’s commitment