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Accelerating Global Access

Our company is collaborating with a range of partners to enable access for patients around the world
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At the outset of our research efforts for COVID-19, our company made clear its commitment to make any vaccine or medicine we develop for this pandemic broadly accessible.

Here’s how we have been working to fulfill that commitment.

All Hands on Deck Against COVID-19

How every division at Merck is pitching in to address a global need
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The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has touched everyone’s lives, and a task as monumental as fighting back against COVID-19 takes more than just one person — or even just one department. From the earliest stages of the pandemic, we knew we had a responsibility to mobilize our scientific expertise and experience to help address the pandemic.

Dedicated teams across our company have come together to respond to this unique challenge. Because a global crisis calls for a global response.

Merck Supports Hiring Our Heroes Corporate Fellowship Program

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We are proud to support the Hiring Our Heroes Corporate Fellowship Program, bringing fantastic members to our team! Learn more about our support for veterans here: http://bit.ly/3lF5iQR

Creating a New World in Minecraft for Students to Explore

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Our passion for invention isn’t limited to the health care industry and the patients we serve; it drives us to inspire the next generation of inventors. So, we created a new approach to science-based learning.

Periodic Odyssey is a new world in Minecraft where students explore, search for and find elements from the periodic table and unlock the power of science with special in-game rewards.

Using the game’s traditional pickaxe and custom element-inspired skins, players will explore our completely unique, immersive Minecraft map to hunt for all naturally-occurring elements.

We're Training More Diverse Investigators to Help Improve Clinical Trials

Our company has partnered with National Medical Fellowships to help expand the pool of diverse principal investigators
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For as long as he can remember, Adeyemi Adenola wanted to be a doctor. Yet, after studying internal medicine in Nigeria and moving to the U.S., he found a new passion for helping patients through clinical research.

“I realized that you can make a wider impact on patient population when you’re not limited by the number of patients you see,” said Adenola, a Merck scientist in clinical operations.

Seramount Names Merck As One of the 2021 Best Companies for Dads

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Seramount (formerly Working Mother Media) revealed its fourth annual list of the 2021 Best Companies for Dads today. This year’s winners are focusing on inclusive benefits for families, including paid gender-neutral parental leave, backup childcare, and how these organizations supported their employees throughout COVID-19. Merck was among the top companies that earned a spot on this year’s list.

The Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) and Merck Enter Into License Agreement for Molnupiravir, an Investigational Oral Antiviral COVID-19 Medicine, to Increase Broad Access in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

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Merck, Ridgeback Biotherapeutics and Emory University Will Not Receive Royalties for Sales of Molnupiravir Under this Agreement for as Long as COVID-19 Remains Classified as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern by the World Health Organization

Collaboration Continues Merck’s Long Track Record of Making Its Medicines and Vaccines Accessible and Affordable Globally

This is the First MPP Agreement to Provide Access for a COVID-19 Medical Technology

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Merck, Ridgeback Biotherapeutics and Emory University Will Not Receive Royalties for Sales of Molnupiravir Under this Agreement for as Long as COVID-19 Remains Classified as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern by the World Health Organization

Collaboration Continues Merck’s Long Track Record of Making Its Medicines and Vaccines Accessible and Affordable Globally

This is the First MPP Agreement to Provide Access for a COVID-19 Medical Technology

6 Global Trends Critical to Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Expert panel of patient advocacy leaders on COVID-19, its impact on patients and moving forward
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The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented challenges around the world. It has significantly impacted health systems and health care. Merck recently hosted an expert panel of patient advocacy leaders from around the world to discuss shifts in health care and the impact on patients during the next phases of the pandemic. Special Report: COVID-19 and the Patient Perspective summarizes the panel conversation.

Humans, Animals and the Environment - Our Health Is All Connected

Why the One Health approach is important now more than ever
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The health of humans, animals and the environment are all interconnected. When the health of one is at risk, the health of all may be at risk.   

Fighting for Health Equity From Inside the Health Care Industry

Carmen Villar, vice president, social business innovation, always defended the underdog – now she leads a team solely focused on reducing health disparities
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For as long as she can remember, Carmen Villar wanted a purpose-driven career that allowed her to give back to the community. She attributes those lofty goals to the influence of her parents, who were her greatest role models.

“My mother is Japanese and was born in an internment camp during World War II. My father is Mexican and grew up living in the projects in East L.A.,” explains Villar.

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