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Today is World Malaria Day!

Publish Date

25 APR 2019


We are celebrating the World Malaria Day 2019 showcasing its ‘As One Against Malaria’ program and its ‘Collaborative Spirit’

Today, it is World Malaria Day!

We have been engaged for the last 5 years in the battle against malaria, a disease that still impacts millions over the world and takes hundreds of thousands of lives every year. Its important societal and economic impact is recognized not only by the international community but also at Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, as Malaria is a pillar of the Global Health strategy of the Company.

The “As One Against Malaria” program led by the Global Health Institute has been leveraging internal competencies as well as expertise from external partners to deliver integrated health solutions based on innovative science and technology. This truly collaborative program applies an integrated approach for: the development of the next generation of anti-malarial drugs and of highly sensitive diagnostics, the identification of new methods for transmission control as well as of new technologies against falsified medicines, the implementation of research education programs to enhance research capabilities in developing countries.

This holistic approach as well as the collaborative spirit that is at the service of this program are unique and key in the fight against malaria.