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Merck's Charitable Partnership With UNICEF USA Is Doing a World of Good

A UNICEF partner since 1991, the pharmaceutical company 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 UNICEF USA'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 works with UNICEF and other organizations to distribute the drug to all who need it.

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