World Immunization Week starts on April 24. The #vaccineswork campaign aims to raises awareness of the importance of vaccination and the WHO's global vaccination plan, known as the Global Vaccine Action Plan or GVAP. Immunization saves millions of human lives and is generally recognized as the most successful and cost-effective health intervention. Today there are still 19.4 million unvaccinated or inadequately vaccinated children around the world. MSD is supporting the #vaccineswork campaign. It gives us the opportunity to highlight the success of immunization as a preventative measure against illnesses and suffering around the world. We also remain committed to improving vaccine protection for people of any age and to improving access to our vaccines globally. #vaccineswork. Learn more.
4 February 2017 is World Cancer Day. Today, the focus worldwide is on the prevention, research and treatment of cancer. MSD supports the action day initiated by the World Cancer Organization UICC and has become a formal sponsor for 2017 and 2018. Learn more.
MSD and Sanofi Pasteur ended their vaccine joint venture Sanofi Pasteur (SPMSD) at the end of 2016. MSD has reintegrated vaccines into its portfolio and is managing its vaccines to protect children, adolescents and adults on its own again as of January 2017.