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Malaria Day helping to support Vulnerable Populations in Africa

Publish Date

26 APR 2017


Over 30 different countries worldwide participated at the Malaria Day 2017!

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, marked World and Malaria Day on April 25th with an employee engagement campaign. This annual event organized by the Global Health Institute (GHI) in collaboration with Performance Materials fostered awareness on our collective efforts to develop and provide integrated antimalarial health solutions through the 'Path to Zero Malaria' program.   

This year, the 'Raise your hand' campaign focused on IR3535® which, produced and distributed by our company, is used in insect repellents for complementary prevention from vector borne diseases, as malaria, dengue fever, Zika, Chikungunya and Lyme disease.

All Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, employees around the globe had the opportunity to learn about IR3535® and demonstrate their own support by taking a picture of their hands with a message engaging against malaria.

Over 40 Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, sites in more than 30 different countries participated at the Malaria Day 2017 highlighting an increased engagement towards global health topics in which Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, is committed.

Amongst all participants, one colleague has won a trip to Ivory Coast to represent Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, during the distribution of repellents with IR3535® in a rural clinic.