Merck Serono plans to double its donation from 25 million tablets to 50 million tablets and will continue a commitment to donations indefinitely, until schistosomiasis has been eliminated in Africa. In a press statement released today, Merck Serono said that in addition to doubling their annual donation of praziquantel, they will financially support a WHO-led school-awareness program in Africa aimed at preventing the occurrence of schistosomiasis.

“Together with WHO, we want to help to successfully fight this insidious tropical disease,” said Stefan Oschmann, Executive Board Member of Merck KGaA and President of Merck Serono.

You can read more about Merck Serono's commitment to eliminate Schistosomiasis in their press release, linked here.