Access to Medicine
Access to Medicine
At Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, we believe in science as a force for good. We are proud to rank in the top five of the 2018 ATM Index. This recognizes our longstanding commitment to improve access to health for people in low- and middle-income countries."
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companies are carrying out 63% of the most urgently needed R&D projects
of programmes for neglected tropical diseases are committed to continuing until the disease is eradicated
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Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, today announced that it ranks fourth in the 2018 Access to Medicine Index, maintaining its ranking among the top five since the last Index in 2016.
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany a leading science and technology company, announced today it now ranks fourth in the 2016 Access to Medicine Index, climbing two ranks since the last Index in 2014.
A world free of schistosomiasis
A world free of schistosomiasis is possible, and with our partners, we are working to make this a reality in Bench Maji, Ethiopia. Follow Manyazewal's story of recovery and how we are #MakingSchistory.
Hotspot for schistosomiasis
Bench Maji is a hotspot for schistosomiasis, a terrible water-borne disease caused by parasitic worms. You can catch schistosomiasis while playing in the rivers and lakes…
…or by washing clothes.
Manyazewal caught schistosomiasis while splashing in the river, and the serious symptoms prevented him from attending school.
Thankfully Ergoya Gebre from the Mizan Health Centre diagnosed and treated Manyazewal.
In school, Manyazewal and his peers learn about the disease and how to prevent it.
The Ministry of Health and the NALA Foundation also help with water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) measures so that Manayazewal doesn’t get re-infected.
Thanks to a strong alliance of highly engaged partners, Manyazewal is now back at school with his friends.