Status of initiative: N/a
Description/achievement of initiative

2010: Merck commits an estimated $840 million over the next 5 years through their HIV prevention and treatment, childhood asthma programs and donation of HPV vaccine, GARDASIL®, to organizations and institutions in eligible lowest income countries to enable countries to develop capacity to implement vaccination programs. Merck and Qiagen are also committed to increasing access to HPV vaccination and HPV DNA testing in some of the most resource-poor areas of the world through up to five million doses of GARDASIL and HPV DNA tests to screen an additional 500,000 women. The two companies will also support the development and implementation of sustainable best practice models for cervical cancer reduction in low-income, high disease burden countries.

Implementation methodologies

Through Merck's HIV prevention and treatment, childhood asthma programs and donation of HPV vaccine, GARDASIL®, to organizations and institutions in eligible lowest income countries to enable countries to develop capacity to implement vaccination programs. Merck will also partner with Qiagen in increasing access to HPV vaccination and HPV DNA testing in some of the most resource-poor areas of the world.

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure

Partner(s)

Qiagen
Deliverables
2015
Merck commits an estimated $840 million over the next 5 years through their HIV prevention and treatment, childhood asthma programs and donation of HPV vaccine, GARDASIL®, to organizations and institutions in eligible lowest income countries to enable countries to develop capacity to implement vaccination programs.
Sustainable Development Goals and targets
Goal 5
Resources devoted to implementation
Financing (in USD)
840,000,000 USD
In-kind contribution
Increasing access to HPV vaccination and HPV DNA testing in some of the most resource-poor areas of the world through up to five million doses of GARDASIL and HPV DNA tests to screen an additional 500,000 women.
SMART
This initiative does not yet fulfil the SMART criteria.
SDGs
Action Network
Information
Location: Low-income Countries
Date of completion: 2015
Operating in countries
Partner connections
Contact information/focal point(s)
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