We are taking on infectious diseases with the hope of creating a better world
Our decades of research in infectious diseases have led to profound scientific advances
We’ve been combating global health threats caused by infectious diseases for more than a century. From developing one of the first antibiotics to pioneering research in HIV science, our focus has always been on the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and communities around the world. But our work is far from done.
Every year, millions of people die from infectious diseases. The world is counting on us to bring forward new approaches to help ease human suffering.
Our work in infectious diseases
years committed to research to help combat the challenges of the HIV epidemic
the year we began producing penicillin "G"
investigator-initiated antimicrobial stewardship programs funded across the globe
Our legacy in innovative HIV science continues
We remember when HIV was one of society's most daunting challenges, when millions of people lost their lives to the devastating AIDS epidemic. Our scientists embarked on an urgent mission to unravel and understand the virus, which led to groundbreaking research in HIV.
We are still driven to do more. We are pushing the boundaries of HIV science because unmet medical need still endures. Eradication of the virus is our ultimate goal.
Continuing research and striving for improvements in the use of antibiotics
While other companies pull away from antibiotic research and development, we stand out from the pack. We continue our efforts, because we know the world needs it.
MSD supports the non-profit organization “Patient Empowerment”, led by Prof. Eeckman
A person who falls ill loses their autonomy and independence. This can give rise to anger and frustration and even make the patient sicker. So, it is important not only to give the care recipient the best care but also to maintain, restore or even reinforce their sense of autonomy. This is done through the […]
“Together we know so much more!” – MSD participated in the Patient Empowerment Symposium & Campaign
This symposium kicked off the patient empowerment campaign: “You have more to tell to each other than you think.” How easy or difficult is it to bring these different parties (doctor, patient, hospital, company) together and get them to listen to each other? Care recipients need caregivers, so dependence is inherent in this relationship. However, […]
Patient Engagement at MSD BeLux
How we do this you may ask? We aim at embedding the patient perspective in all cross-functional team plans and by doing so, we make it part of our company DNA. Are we there yet? Definitely not, but with the help of our patient partners we are getting there. We have developed our own local […]
Meet our leaders at MSD BeLux: Thomas Mourait, Vaccines & Primary Care Business Unit Lead
We are starting a series of articles where we would like you to meet our leaders at MSD BeLux. Get to know what drives them in their roles, what it is like to lead at MSD BeLux, and how it is like to be part of a company with such a significant impact in the […]