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Welcome to New Member: Merck Sharp & Dohme

31 August 2012
Welcome to New Member: Merck Sharp & Dohme

The American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce is proud and privileged to announce a new member, Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD).  The company is known as Merck in the United States and Canada. Everywhere else, it is known as MSD. 

Merck Sharp & Dohme is currently in negotiations with the Government of Uzbekistan to create a joint task force to explore and develop programs and activities in the following main areas:  

Educational programs to advance public health, including vaccination, Hepatitis and women’s health;  

Public Health-Care and policy;  

Commercial collaborations to establish in-country distribution networks.

MSD is a global healthcare leader providing innovative medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies and consumer and animal health products to help improve health and well-being.  MSD works in 140 countries to deliver broad-based healthcare solutions. MSD's 2011 global sales reached USD 48 billion. The company employs 90,000 people worldwide.   

The company works to improve access to medicines and vaccines through far-reaching policies, programs and partnerships, including:

►GARDASIL® Access Program to assist in cervical cancer vaccination in lowest-income countries
►MSDWellcome Trust Hilleman Laboratories for developing world vaccine research (established in 2009)
►Rotavirus infant vaccination program with the Nicaraguan Ministry of Health
►10-year, multimillion dollar HIV/AIDS partnership with the Government of Botswana and the Bill Gates Foundation
►20-year-old Merck MECTIZAN® Donation Program to fight river blindness
►Support of Measles Initiative and U.N. Foundation to help reduce measles deaths
►Engaged in healthcare reform process in China that would expand coverage to more than one billion people
►On September, 2011, Merck announced a 10-year $500 million commitment to reduce maternal mortality
►Merck will apply its scientific and business expertise to delivering life-saving solutions to women

MSD's Managing Director for Kazakhstan and Central Asia, Nikolay Barkov, will participate in AUCC events on behalf of the company.