Message from CEO of Merck Foundation, Senator Rasha Kelej wishing Happy World Embryologists Day


"Happy World Embryologists Day, Congratulations to all of you. I strongly believe in your critical role to improve access to information, change of mindset, and quality & equitable fertility care across Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the rest of the world. 

I am very proud that as part of ‘Merck More Than A Mother’ campaign in partnership with African First Ladies, Ministries of Health, Academia and Fertility Societies, we were able to train more than 82 Embryologists from 27 countriesand to be first local embryologists in many countries where they never had local embryologists or fertility specialists before. Together with you, Merck Foundation Alumni, and our partners, we are making history and reshaping the landscape of fertility care.

The training program was provided for countries such as; Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, DRCongo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinee, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Philippines, Russia, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. More Embryologists will be trained by Merck Foundation in more countries to continue our commitment to break the stigma around infertility & around infertile women and to  improve their access to information, change of mindset and quality & equitable fertility care solutions."


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Merck Foundation trained Embryologist, Ms. Meko Kenkpen from Liberia

Merck Foundation Alumni, Dr. Patience Monica Martor trained Embryologist from Liberia.

Merck Foundation trained Embryologist, Mr. Philip Baysah from Liberia.

Merck Foundation Alumni, Mr. GASSIM CHOUEB, trained embryologist from Chad

Merck Foundation Alumni, Ms. Dawing Tingola, trained Embroyologist from Chad

Merck Foundation Future Embryologist of Ghana, Mali, Senegal Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Togo Myanmar.

Dr. Rasha Kelej

CEO of Merck Foundation & President of Merck More Than A Mother
One of the 100 most Influential Africans (2019)


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