Co-Funders Join Merck for Mothers to Support Newly Formed City-Based Coalitions
KENILWORTH, N.J., September 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, announced today its funding support of projects in nine cities across the country to help end preventable maternal deaths. Each project will be tailored to the needs of pregnant women in their respective city, focusing on reducing barriers to prenatal and postpartum care and addressing both the health and social factors that affect a healthy pregnancy and childbirth.
KENILWORTH, N.J., September 13, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- The Merck Foundation (the Foundation) has launched HIV Care Connect, a $7 million, five-year initiative to help reduce disparities in access to care and improve health outcomes for persons with HIV living in vulnerable and underserved Southeastern U.S. communities.
KENILWORTH, N.J., August 29, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- The Merck Fellowship for Global Health program, a three-month, field-based international corporate service-learning program designed to leverage the skills and talents of Merck employees worldwide, won a prestigious Brandon Hall Group Gold Award of Excellence in the Best Unique or Innovative Learning and Development Program category. The Fellowship program’s win was announced on Thursday, August 22, 2019.
Merck is honored to be named a 2020 Military Friendly® Silver Employer, marking the eleventh consecutive year the company has received the Military Friendly® designation. The Military Friendly Employers list has come to set the standard for organizations to provide the best opportunities for veterans and their spouses.
Merck is proud to be named as one of Fast Company's 50 Best Workplaces for Innovators. Fast Company recently honored the company on its inaugural list recognizing businesses and organizations that demonstrate a deep commitment to encouraging innovation at all levels.
Merck was recognized on PEOPLE’s third annual 50 Companies That Care list for investing $500 million to reduce preventable maternal mortality across the globe with education, tools and technologies for health care providers and moms through its Merck for Mothers program.
For the fifth year in a row, Merck was recognized as a Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion, receiving a score of 100% on the 2019 Disability Equality Index (DEI). The DEI is a unique, joint initiative of Disability:IN and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD). It serves as the nation's most comprehensive annual benchmarking tool for corporations.
Merck hosted the next generation of talent recently when a group of high school students toured the company’s Kenilworth site as part of the INROADS College Links program. Merck partnered with INROADS, an international nonprofit organization that prepares talented, diverse youth for corporate and community leadership, to launch College Links in Newark, New Jersey earlier this year.
When we invest in maternal health, we ensure that hundreds of thousands of women survive pregnancy and childbirth. When that happens, newborns are more likely to survive, children are more likely to stay in school, women are able to make invaluable contributions to their communities and the workforce, health systems are stronger, and nations’ economies grow. Improved maternal health care sets the foundation for women, children, families, communities, and societies to thrive for generations to come.
The quest for supply-chain sustainability requires paying as much attention to the package as the product inside it.
That necessity that doesn’t escape global life science leader MilliporeSigma. The company has launched a four-year effort to enforce green packaging for well over 300,000 products, translating into some 30,000 shipments a day.