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Social business

The Global Health Institute of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany is based on the key principles of a social business: social businesses are created and designed to address key social problems focusing primarily on underserved populations. The aim is to ensure access and affordability of solutions for the targeted population. The model is also based on a non-maximizing profit approach, allowing reinvestment of returns to increase impact and ensure financial sustainability on the long term.

The Institute also applies the shared value concept which combines its focus on both societal and economic progress.

Integrated Solutions

Truly transformative health solutions and an integrated strategy are required to develop medicines, diagnostics, vector control, and health system strengthening. This is the approach that the Global Health Institute follows from R&D to access, leveraging from the expertise at Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, and the strong partnerships in developed and developing countries.

Infectious Diseases

Infectious diseases are re-emerging as major global health threats with increasing emergence of resistance to existing treatments and potential for some to spread worldwide rapidly. The Global Health Institute of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, concentrates its efforts to combat those diseases for which the Company can commit its knowledge and capacity.

  • Malaria
  • Schistosomiasis
  • Bacterial Infections