Merck, based in Kenilworth, New Jersey, is a global healthcare leader working to help the world be well. Through our prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies, and consumer care and animal health products, we work with customers and operate in more than 140 countries to deliver innovative health solutions. We also demonstrate our commitment to increasing access to healthcare through far-reaching policies, programs and partnerships.
Our product offering categories include heart and respiratory health, infectious diseases, sun care and women’s health. We continue to focus our research on conditions that affect millions of people around the world – diseases like Alzheimer’s, diabetes and cancer – while expanding our strengths in areas like vaccines and biologics.
We also devote extensive time and energy to increasing access to medicines and vaccines through far-reaching programs that donate and deliver our products to the people who need them.
At Merck, we’re applying our global reach, financial strength and scientific excellence to do more of what we’re passionate about: improving health and improving lives.
As a global biopharmaceutical company, we are focused on inventing and developing innovative medicines and vaccines that tackle diseases and improve the lives of people and the well-being of animals around the world.
In addition, we have an important role and responsibility in improving access to medicines, vaccines and quality health care worldwide, thereby helping to reduce the burden of disease around the world. That’s why Access to Health is one of our four corporate responsibility priority areas.
We also recognize that barriers to quality care and medical treatment—such as a lack of trained health care professionals, weak infrastructure, political uncertainty, civil strife, and a shortage of safe water in many parts of the world—make even basic health care delivery difficult at best.
These challenges go well beyond what we can directly address alone, so we work in partnership with a range of stakeholders to improve the global health ecosystem.