Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Fighting schistosomiasis

Stefan Oschmann, CEO of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany: “We want to eliminate the insidious worm disease and give children the opportunity to participate in the economic development of their home countries. Our donation of 34 million tablets to WHO for Nigeria – enough to treat 13.6 million school children – shows that we are on the right track.”

Nigeria Receives Record Praziquantel Donation

We are partnering with WHO to fight schistosomiasis in Africa. The partnership is a central initiative within the scope of our social responsibility. An important objective is to improve access to health for underserved populations in low- and middle-income countries. We leverage our expertise and collaborate with strong partners to develop solutions for patients in developing healthcare systems.


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Fighting schistosomiasis
Fighting Schistosomiasis


Friederike Segeberg
Friederike Segeberg
Tel: +49 6151 72-4081
Fax: +49 6151 72-914081


CR Update 2015
We take on responsibility


How we are fighting schistosomiasis.


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