What has been going on?
Reaching a milestone
On the first ever World NTD Day we announced and celebrated the major milestone of providing the billionth tablet to WHO. We will continue #MakingSchistory until this devastating disease is eliminated.
In early July 2019, we renewed our longstanding collaboration with the World Health Organization to fight schistosomiasis. Chair of the Executive Board and CEO of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, Belén Garijo and the WHO Director General Tedros Ghebreyesus signed the third memorandum of understanding. Together we are committed to #MakingSchistory!
A photo story from rural Ethiopia
On the occasion of the 72nd World Health Assembly in Geneva we hosted an exhibition highlighting on Neglected Tropical Diseases, particularly schistosomiasis. The photos tell the personal story of the small boy Manyazewal and how the efforts of the global schistosomiasis community are helping millions of children like him to get back to school. In October 2019 the exhibition was shown in our headquarter in Darmstadt and will start to travel in 2020 and beyond.
What is Schistosomiasis?
Schistosomiasis is a water-borne tropical disease caused by parasitic worms. Click below to learn more about it.learn more
Living our Commitment
More than a decade ago we committed ourselves to the fight against schistosomiasis. Learn more about our efforts to eliminate the disease.learn more
R&D for schistosomiasis
We drive and implement R&D programs for innovative drugs, highly sensitive diagnostics, new technologies for safe water access and for controlling transmission of the disease.Learn more