Project HOPE Names Merck Corporate Volunteer of the Year

Apr 25, 2018 8:50 AM ET

Volunteers are often the unsung heroes of the quest to promote global health and respond to disasters, but without their contributions, millions of people in some of the world’s most challenged regions would be worse off.  In recognition of this crucial role, Project HOPE honored Jahn Moeller, a registered nurse from Queensland, Australia, as Volunteer of the Year, and Merck, as Corporate Partner Volunteer of the Year, celebrating a six-decades long partnership that has built health capacity worldwide.  

Merck was named Corporate Partner Volunteer of the Year for its support of Project HOPE in the Dominican Republic. Merck provided Richard T. Clark Fellows as part of the Merck Fellowship for Global Health. The Fellows contributed 1,584 hours producing a Marketing & Business Development analysis, some of which has been implemented to expand the reach of Project HOPE’s IDEEL Diabetes Educators E-Learning Program. 

Learn more about Project HOPE here.

Learn more about Employee Volunteerism at Merck here.

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