Merck has contributed or committed more than $30 million in support of global, national and local COVID-19 response efforts. To date, this support has included donations of medicines, protective personal equipment (PPE) for healthcare providers and funding to nonprofit organizations that are responding to the pandemic, including the United Nations Foundation’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund in support of the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Foundation Emergency Response Fund, and the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Save Small Business Fund. Our support also includes a commitment of $10 million to help address health disparities and inequality in vulnerable and underserved communities as well as $3 million to help health systems tackling COVID-19 better meet the needs of pregnant women before, during and following delivery. We are also enabling our medically trained employees to volunteer their time to aid their communities while maintaining their base pay. For more information, click here.