History - The GPHF 1985-2007
The Global Pharma Health Fund e.V. is continuing the successful work of the German Pharma Health Fund e.V.
From 1985 to 2007, the German Pharma Health Fund e.V. conducted many projects aimed at improving health care in developing countries. This was an initiative of the research-based pharmaceutical companies in Germany, which also included Merck. Several of these projects are considered to be leading examples of best practice.
In cases of natural disasters or armed conflicts the GPHF also run an emergency medicine program based on the coordination of drug donations and offered seminars for pharmacy students on the management of medicines supply in developing countries.