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.
Meet our leaders at MSD BeLux: Rietja Hart, Finance Lead
We are continuing a series of articles in which we would like to introduce you to our leaders at MSD BeLux, to get to know what drives them in their roles, what it’s like to lead at MSD BeLux, and what it’s like being part of a company with such a significant impact on the […]
Katrien De Vos appointed to Managing Director, MSD Belgium & Luxembourg
Katrien De Vos has taken the lead of MSD Belgium & Luxembourg since Monday, May 1. In her new role of Managing Director, she takes over from An Cloet, External Affairs Director at MSD Belgium, who held the position ad interim for the past 6 months. Prior to joining MSD, Katrien De Vos held various […]
Meet our leaders at MSD BeLux: Dr. Laurent Viérin, Country Medical Director
We are starting a series of articles in which we would like to introduce you to our leaders at MSD BeLux, to get to know what drives them in their roles, what it’s like to lead at MSD BeLux, and what it’s like being part of a company with such a significant impact on the […]
Together against pneumococcal diseases
What are the numbers onhospitalisation and deaths? For adults above the age of 50, the chance at hospitalisation is lower in comparison to adults above the age of 65. Yet, pneumococcal diseases cause 5800 adults above the age of 50 to be hospitalised every year.2 As people get older, the chance of developing severe symptoms […]