Message from CEO of Merck Foundation, Senator Rasha Kelej, on Earth Day


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This #EarthDay encourages us to reflect on what we are doing to make our planet a more sustainable and livable place. The #Covid19 pandemic reminds us of what’s at stake for the planet and to keep fighting for our home, protecting those who are most vulnerable to the crisis & effects of the climate emergency. Let's work together to save our Planet. Sustainability is a Shared Responsibility.


I am excited to say that Merck Foundation is committed to protecting the Earth. SHAMS is a program that focuses on empowering the growth of new innovative businesses in the field of sustainability. SHAMS program will enable our communities to benefit from new ideas that have the potential to protect the environment as part of the Merck Foundation Sustainability Initiative.


Kind regards,


Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej

CEO Merck Foundation

Most Influential African (2019 & 2020)

African Woman of the Year 2020








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