The Charter is a living document that highlights the company’s commitment to promoting sustainable access to high quality health solutions as well as provides in-depth information on Merck, KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany's approach and efforts to reach under-served populations and addressing access challenges in emerging markets.
First created in 2011, the Charter has been revised to reflect Merck, KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany’s strengthened commitment to access to health and our enhanced efforts around transparency. The Charter is a unique all-Merck, KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany effort that demonstrates how A2H is an embedded feature of Merck, KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany’s “DNA.”
The revision process was a cross-divisional effort with experts from various sections co-leading with the A2H team to draft and gather inputs from colleagues. External experts in the field of access and global health were also consulted, including the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health and other key global health stakeholders, and recommendations from Merck, KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany Access Dialogues were incorporated.
Focusing on priority access thematic issues and Merck, KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany’s efforts to overcome access barriers, the Charter is an overarching platform composed of 6 position papers: