Message from CEO of Merck Foundation, Senator Rasha Kelej, announcing the Call for Application for Merck Foundation 'More Than a Mother’ Africa Media Recognition Awards 2021


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I am happy to announce the call for application for Merck Foundation More Than a Mother Media Recognition Awards 2021 for African countries.


The applications are invited by media professionals to showcase their work to raise awareness about infertility prevention and breaking infertility stigma in our beautiful continent.


I strongly believe in the important role of media to address sensitive issues such as infertility and influence our societies to break the stigma of infertility and infertile women in Africa.


This award is to emphasize the role of media in sensitizing communities to break infertility stigma and the need to create a culture shift and raise awareness about infertility prevention, management, and male infertility in Africa.


I’m looking forward to receiving your creative work.


Kind regards,

Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej

CEO Merck Foundation

President of 'Merck Foundation More Than a Mother'


Who can apply:

Journalists from Print, Radio, Online, and Multimedia platforms from the following groups:

1. Southern African Countries

2. West African Countries

3. East African Countries

4. African French Speaking Countries

5. African Portuguese Speaking Countries


Last date to submission:

Entries can be submitted till 30th August 2021



How to Apply:

Entries can be submitted via email to:


The Subject line of the mail should mention: Merck Foundation More than a Mother Africa Media Recognition Awards


Please specify your name, country, category of application, and contact details in the mail.






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