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4 LGBTQ+ employees share stories of finding freedom to be themselves at work

Bringing your whole self to work allows you “to be happy not just in your personal life but also in your professional life"

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Finding the courage to come out after 20 years of marriage

MSD executive Scott M. Wright shared his story of coming out in midlife -- the response was overwhelming

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35 Years: The Mectizan® Donation Program

The Mectizan Donation Program is the longest-running, disease-specific drug donation program of its kind

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Addressing health equity in the age of COVID-19

In this Teal Talks episode, health care influencers Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith and Dr. Aletha Maybank discuss how the pandemic has impacted health equity and disparities

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Accelerating global access

Our company is collaborating with a range of partners to enable access for patients around the world

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How we’re prioritizing supply

Learn how our teams mobilized like never before to ensure we were ready to address a global need

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Company leaders highlight ESG priorities and performance

Our ESG Investor Event focused on our company’s long-term strategies related to access to health, employees, environmental sustainability, and ethics & values

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When the world needs us, together we rise to the challenge

MSD CEO & President Rob Davis shares news with colleagues about our investigational COVID-19 medicine

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Showing our gratitude: Addressing COVID-19 takes a global effort

We can’t do it alone. That’s why we’re saying a huge thank you.

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Giving back: How our pro bono program drives positive change

Jennifer Zachary, MSD’s General Counsel, on how we can provide more legal services to those in need

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When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, our cafeterias stepped up to serve people in need

A meal distribution program that started at the beginning of the pandemic continues to deliver thousands of meals a week to underserved communities

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Creating a new world in Minecraft for students to explore

Periodic Odyssey

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Humans, animals and the environment - our health is all connected

Why the One Health approach is important now more than ever

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Taking on Ebola

How science and innovation fuel our efforts to help combat a deadly disease

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MSD publishes 2020/2021 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Progress Report

Letter from our chief executive officer and president, Robert M. Davis

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MSD for Mothers: Helping end maternal mortality

A decade of strategic partnerships, private sector innovation and data-driven impact to help create a world where no woman has to die while giving life

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Connecting employees with NGOs for impactful 3-month assignments

Our MSD Richard T. Clark Fellowship for Global Health program helps solve the world’s most pressing health challenges

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Celebrating the diversity of our workforce

How we're leaning into the voices, perspectives and experiences that strengthen our mission

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Employees help evacuate patients from record flood in China

Our Zhengzhou colleagues recount their experiences following a devastating flood

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6 things you probably didn’t know about MSD

From Thomas Edison to Meryl Streep, these interesting tidbits about our company may surprise you

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How compassion saved a transgender woman’s life

Allison Whitaker shares stories about two people who are “the reason I’m still alive today”

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3 ways we support the LGBTQ+ community

How we stand by our commitment to allyship both within our company and in the world at large during Pride Month and beyond

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The road forward: CEOs on the return of leisure and travel

In this Teal Talks episode, leaders discuss how the cinema, restaurant and cruise industries are poised for a comeback in the era of COVID-19 vaccinations

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‘Thinking like the bad guys – so we can help catch them’

How we’re fighting the war against criminals who counterfeit medicines and jeopardize patient lives

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Safeguarding the environment through green chemistry

When a manufacturing process doesn’t meet our standards, we build an award-winning, planet-friendly one

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Helping protect health from birth to adulthood

Vaccination is one of the many ways you can help protect your loved ones every day

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Heart failure: A physician’s perspective

Driven to make a difference By Dr. Joerg Koglin, vice president, therapeutic area head, global clinical development, cardiovascular, MSD Research Laboratories

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Arianna Huffington & Ellyn Shook on the silver lining of the pandemic

In our first Teal Talks episode, we discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has shined a light on mental health and sparked a movement to change the way we work

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Our commitment to the Black community

From clinical trials to jobs creation, here’s how we’re advancing health equity, employment and more within the Black community

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MSD's response to the Ebola outbreak

Along with international agencies and governments, MSD has played — and continues to play — a leadership role in responding to Ebola.

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Fighting for equity in health care

Representation in clinical trials can make a real difference

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Photos of resilience: How we’re coping during COVID-19

As the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has transformed life around the globe, our colleagues have come together to show their resilience

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Inspiring stories from employees on the COVID-19 front lines

From MRL to Human Health, from Russia to Brazil, colleagues around the world have been helping their communities and applying their medical expertise to the pandemic

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The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is declared over

The 11th Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is declared over nearly six months after the first cases were reported in Equateur Province

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From the military to MSD: lessons in leadership

Meet three women who have served in the military and are now helping to lead our company

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Ken Frazier awarded the 2020 Courage Against Hate Award

The Anti-Defamation League awards Ken for his commitment to corporate responsibility and for his conviction that companies should be driven by purpose, not profits

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Reaching marginalized communities during COVID-19

With our support, the Nobody Left Outside coalition works with the World Health Organization on this critically important issue

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Businesses have a role to play in building vaccine trust. Here's why

Employers are trusted messengers of credible information on vaccines

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MSD donates $500,000 to support river blindness and lymphatic filariasis elimination efforts

Grants will be administered through the MECTIZAN® Donation Program and will support precautionary measures required to prevent the spread of SARS-CoV-2 during mass drug administration programs for these two diseases

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MSD publishes 2019/2020 corporate responsibility report

Letter from our chairman and CEO, Ken Frazier

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Celebrating MSD’s first Global Patient Week

During our inaugural Global Patient Week (October 5–9), we will celebrate the journeys of patients by sharing their stories and giving them a voice.

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Tackling health disparities through impact investing

Ken Gustavsen, strategy officer, Social Business Innovation, and impact investing portfolio manager, offers three lessons on helping advance global health goals

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How diversity and inclusion is essential to our mission

By Celeste Warren, vice president of human resources and chief diversity officer

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Our disability inclusiveness earns top employer award

Learn how we maximize potential by making employees across all dimensions of ability feel valued and empowered.

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Keelee's maternal health journey

A post-partum infection that threatened her life inspires Keelee to share her story with others

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Solidarity rising in the face of adversity

Finding new ways to fight COVID-19 across diverse populations in Africa

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“Though the challenge of this pandemic is immense, we know that science and collaboration will triumph, just as they have before.”

by Ken Frazier, Chairman

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From the marines to MSD: pursuing missions that matter

By Joe Butcher, associate director, Corporate Strategy