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.
Read the latest blog post by Merck for Mothers guest authors Mercedes Bonet, a perinatal health epidemiologist at the World Health Organization and Vanessa Brizuela, a consultant at the World Health Organization
Every pregnant or recently pregnant woman is at risk of an infection that could trigger maternal sepsis. Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that occurs when the body’s response to infection causes injury to its own tissues and organs.
Despite it being one of the main causes of maternal death and leading to about 35,000 deaths every year, the true burden of maternal sepsis is presently unknown, due to a lack of data.
The world’s resources are finite. Over the next few decades the demand for energy, clean water and natural resources will increase substantially due to population growth and economic development. As a result, there will be fewer resources available to support the world’s growing needs. In addition, air and water pollution continue to adversely impact human health, causing respiratory and water-borne illnesses.
by Danielle Menture, Vice President, Global Safety and the Environment
In September 2015, the 193 Member States of the United Nations came together to create a plan for achieving a better future for all. Their goal is an ambitious one — they want to help end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and protect our planet. This proposal is called “Agenda 2030” and is comprised of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which clearly define how to help create a better world. Fulfilling these SDGs will take an unprecedented effort, and for business they represent an opportunity to benefit society while growing and sustaining our business.
KENILWORTH, N.J., April 17, 2018 – Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, and Invenergy, North America’s largest privately held renewable energy company, today announced a Virtual Power Purchase Agreement (VPPA) that adds 60 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy to the electrical grid and supports Merck’s environmental sustainability goals.
Company Receives EPA Honor for 13th Consecutive Year
KENILWORTH, N.J., April 2, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, announced today that it has received an ENERGY STAR 2018 Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its continued leadership in energy management in both the pharmaceutical and industrial sectors, and superior contributions to ENERGY STAR. Merck’s accomplishments will be recognized by the EPA and the U.S. Department of Energy at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on April 20, 2018.
On March 23, Merck Chairman and CEO Ken Frazier received the Ronald H. Brown American Journey Award. The award, given annually, honors outstanding Americans who exemplify the vision and transformative ideals of Ron Brown, the first African-American U.S.