Partner since 1991

As a longstanding partner of the UNICEF USA, Merck has supported UNICEF's work through in-kind product donations, workplace-giving campaigns, and employee matching gifts.

River Blindness Program

Merck is one of the U.S. Fund's largest in-kind supporters through its donation of Mectizan—a drug used to fight river blindness, which begins with a parasitic infection that can lead to loss of sight and carries severe economic and social consequences. Merck is working with organizations like UNICEF to distribute the drug to all who need it.