Message from CEO of Merck Foundation, Senator Rasha Kelej, on announcing Merck Foundation "Mask Up With Care" Media Recognition Awards 2021


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I’d like to encourage all media representatives across Africa, Asia, and Latin America to apply for Merck Foundation "Mask up with Care" Media Recognition Awards 2021.


This media recognition award will encourage media to sensitize our communities. Raising awareness about coronavirus in our communities will also contribute to supporting health workers who are at the forefront of COVID-19 response - providing high-quality, respectful treatment, and care. Also, it will enhance their great efforts in leading community dialogue to address fears and questions.


I’m looking forward to valuable inputs from all media representatives.


Kind regards,

Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej

CEO Merck Foundation

Most Influential African (2019 & 2020)


Details of the Merck Foundation “MASK UP WITH CARE” Media Recognition Awards 2021:


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

6. Latin American Countries

7. Asian Countries


How to Apply:

Entries can be submitted via email to:


The Subject line of the mail should mention: Merck Foundation “MASK UP WITH CARE” Media Recognition Awards 2021


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





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