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La Formation aux médias sur la santé sera organisée virtuellement en partenariat avec le Mauritius Media Trust Board pour les médias mauriciens, malgaches et seychellois afin de briser la stigmatisation de l'infertilité et de soutenir l'éducation des filles et de sensibiliser au coronavirus

La Fondation Merck en partenariat avec le Media Trust Board de Maurice pour organiser une formation aux médias de la Fondation Merck, en particulier pour les fraternités médiatiques de Maurice, de Madagascar et des Seychelles

La Fondation Merck et les Premières Dames Africaines annoncent les Prix du Film d’Afrique « Plus Qu'une Mère » 2021 pour briser la stigmatisation de l'infertilité et soutenir l'éducation des filles en Afrique

En partenariat avec les Premières Dames Africaines, d'autres prix ont également été annoncés tels que ; Prix de la Chanson, Prix de la Mode, et Prix de Reconnaissance des Médias « Fondation Merck Plus Qu'une Mère ».

Fundação Merck e Primeiras-Damas Africanas anunciam os Prémios da Canção África “Mais do Que uma Mãe” 2021 para apoiar a educação das meninas

Em parceria com as Primeiras-Damas Africanas, outros prémios também foram anunciados, como; Prémios do Filme ‘Fundação Merck Mais do que uma Mãe’, Prémios de Moda e Prémios de Jornalismo.

Zimbabwe First Lady congratulates Senator Dr. Rasha Kelej for her nomination as The African Woman of the Year 2020

The First Lady of Zimbabwe, H.E. Mrs. AUXILLIA MNANGAGWA, emphasized, “On behalf of Zimbabwe, we extend congratulations to our esteemed partner Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej, on her recent appointment and recognition.

Merck Foundation's first Online Summit with African First Ladies to strengthen healthcare capacity and joint response to COVID 19

Merck Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany conducted their first Video Conference Summit of Merck Foundation First Ladies Initiative (MFFLI) on 31st August 2020 to define and follow up on different joint programs that aims to advance public healthcare sector capacity and strengthen the response to COVID 19 in their countries.

La Fondation Merck célèbre la Journée Internationale de la Femme à travers sa campagne « Merck Plus Qu'une Mère »

« Merck Plus Qu'une Mère » de la Fondation Merck vise à autonomiser les femmes sans enfant à travers l'accès à l'information, à la santé et au changement de mentalité

Merck Foundation CEO celebrates the winners of “Merck Foundation More Than a Mother” Africa Media Recognition Awards 2020 to break infertility stigma

Merck Foundation received a great response from African journalists in the form of several excellent entries

Merck Foundation together with African First Ladies marks International Women’s Day through their “More Than a Mother” and “Educating Linda”

“Empowering women and girls is the spirit of everything we do at Merck Foundation, and is a part of our DNA!” - Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej

Merck Foundation partners with Burundi First Lady to build healthcare capacity, empower girls in education and break the infertility stigma

The Burundi First Lady had also attended Merck Foundation’s first Merck Foundation First Ladies Initiative (MFFLI) VC Summit held last month, which was attended by a total of 13 African First Ladies and introduced her development programs in Burundi”.

Merck Foundation marks World Embryologists Day through their ‘More Than a Mother’ Campaign to build fertility care capacity in Africa and Asia

Merck Foundation makes history by training the first African Embryologists and Fertility Experts in many countries such as; The Gambia, Burundi, Guinea, Chad, Niger, Sierra Leone and Liberia.

Merck Foundation and Ghana First Lady announced the Winners of “Merck More Than a Mother” Fashion Awards to break Infertility Stigma

The winners got an opportunity to exhibit their designs at the Fashion Show held during the 6th Edition of Merck Africa Asia Luminary.

Merck Foundation releases ‘Merck More Than a Mother’ Local Song in partnership with The Gambia First Lady

Merck Foundation releases ‘Merck More Than a Mother’ Local Song in partnership with The Gambia First Lady

Merck Foundation marks International Women’s Day 2020 through their Merck More Than a Mother campaign

Merck Foundation’s ‘Merck More Than A Mother’ aims to empower childless women through access to information, health and change of mindset

Merck Foundation announces the Winners of “Merck More Than a Mother” Fashion Awards in Zambia to break Infertility Stigma

Merck Foundation had invited application from all young Fashion Designers of Zambia to create a design with the aim to break the stigma around infertility in general and around infertile women in particular in Zambia and rest of Africa

The First Lady of Burundi releases a song to contribute to Merck More Than a Mother and Break Infertility Stigma

The song and video have been composed, sung and produced by The First Lady of Burundi, H.E. DENISE NKURUNZIZA

Rasha Kelej, the CEO of Merck Foundation makes it to the list of 100 Most Influential Africans 2019, for empowering many women through Merck More Than a Mother Movement

Merck Foundation CEO, Rasha Kelej, featured in the list of 100 Most Influential Africans, released by New African Magazine, for poignant “Merck More Than a Mother” Movement.

Interview with Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation and President, Merck More Than a Mother

Know more about Dr. Rasha Kelej and the upcoming plans of Merck Foundation.

Entretien avec le Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation and President, Merck More Than a Mother

Lisez l'interview du Dr Rasha Kelej pour connaître sa réaction au sujet de figurer parmi les 100 Africains les plus influents et les plans à venir de la Fondation Merck.

Merck More Than a Mother. From woman to woman

Article By Angela Oketch, Nation Media Group, Kenya

La Fondation Merck lance un Appel à Candidatures pour le « Merck More Than a Mother » Fashion Awards en partenariat avec La Première Dame de Zambie et la Semaine de la Mode Zambienne

La Fondation Merck invite tous les créateurs de mode de la Zambie à créer un design dans le but de briser la stigmatisation liée à l'infertilité en Zambie et dans le reste de l'Afrique

Merck Foundation Calls for Applications for “Merck More Than a Mother” Fashion Awards in partnership with the First Lady of Zambia and Zambia Fashion Week

Merck Foundation invites application from all Fashion Designers of Zambia to create a design with the aim to break the stigma around infertility in Zambia and rest of Africa

Merck Foundation announces the winners of ‘Merck More Than a Mother’ Media Recognition Awards 2019 to break Infertility Stigma

The awards were initiated with the aim to recognize and appreciate African Journalists who have produced accurate, informative and compelling stories about infertility, infertile women or couples with that aim to raise awareness about infertility prevention and male infertility.

Merck Foundation and The Gambia First Lady Launches ‘Merck More Than a Mother’ in The Gambia

Merck Foundation(MF) in partnership with the First Lady of The Gambia through her foundation; Fatoumatta Bah Barrow(FaBB) Foundation launched ‘Merck More Than a Mother’ campaign in the Gambia

Merck Foundation launches an Empowering theme song for ‘Merck More Than a Mother’ Heroines in Africa

Merck Foundation launches an Empowering theme song for ‘Merck More Than a Mother’ Heroines in Africa

Merck Foundation announces the winners of “Merck More Than a Mother” Media Recognition Awards 2017 and calls for applications for 2018

Merck Foundation calls for applications for “Merck More Than a Mother” Media Recognition Awards 2018

Merck Foundation announces the winners of “Merck More Than a Mother” Media Recognition Awards 2017

Merck Foundation starts hashtags #MenToo and #NoForInfertilityStigma to break the stigma of Infertility.

Merck Foundation Calls for Applications for ‘Merck More Than a Mother’ Media Recognition Awards 2018

Merck Foundation recently announced the winners of ‘Merck More Than a Mother’ Media Recognition Awards 2017

La Merck Foundation lance un appel à candidatures pour Media Recognition Awards "Merck More Than a Mother" 2018

La Merck Fondation a récemment annoncé les gagnants des Prix de ‘Merck More Than a Mother’ Media Recognition Awards 2017

La Merck Foundation annonce les gagnants de Merck More Than a Mother Media Recognition Award 2017

La Merck Foundation lance les hashtags #MenToo et #NoForInfertilityStigma pour briser la stigmatisation de l'infertilité.

Merck More Than a Mother Media Recognition Awards Call for Applications

Deadline for submission of the stories and photos is 30th SEPTEMBER 2017

“Merck More than a Mother” from Africa to Asia for the first time -in partnership with Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction (ASPIRE)

“Merck More than a Mother” initiative in partnership with Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction (ASPIRE), conducted a panel to address challenges and solutions to improve access to regulated fertility care in Africa and Asia.

Merck Foundation awarded the First Lady of Central African Republic to acknowledge her efforts as “Merck More Than a Mother” Ambassador

Merck Foundation underscored their partnership with the First Lady and ministry of Health of Central African Republic - C.A.R.

La Fondation Merck a remis un prix à la Première Dame de la République Centrafricaine pour ses efforts en tant qu'Ambassadrice de « Merck More Than a Mother »

La Fondation Merck a souligné son partenariat avec la Première Dame et le Ministère de la Santé de la République Centrafricaine – R.C.A.

Merck Foundation CEO and DR Congo First Lady mark the International day of ‘Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls’ after appointing her as Ambassador of Merck More Than a Mother

DR Congo First Lady partners with Merck Foundation to build healthcare capacity, break infertility stigma and empower girls through education.

Merck Foundation CEO et la Première Dame de la RD Congo célèbrent la Journée Internationale de « l’Élimination de la Violence à l’égard des Femmes et des Filles » après l’avoir nommée Ambassadrice de Merck More Than a Mother

La Première Dame de la RD Congo s'associe à Merck Foundation pour renforcer les capacités de soins de santé, briser la stigmatisation de l'infertilité et autonomiser les filles à travers l'éducation.

Merck Foundation Calls for Applications for “Merck More Than a Mother” Film Awards in partnership with Ghana First Lady.

After the successful launch of ‘Merck More Than a Mother’ Fashion Awards, Merck Foundation launches another unique initiative to break the stigma around infertility in Ghana and the rest of Africa

Merck Foundation Calls for Applications for “Merck More Than a Mother” Fashion Awards in partnership with Ghana First Lady.

Merck Foundation launches yet another initiative to break the stigma around infertility in Ghana and rest of Africa

La Fondation Merck lance un Appel à Candidatures pour le « Merck More Than a Mother » Film Awards en partenariat avec La Première du Ghana.

Après le lancement réussi de ‘Merck More Than a Mother’ Fashion Awards, la Fondation Merck lance une autre initiative unique visant à briser la stigmatisation liée à l’infertilité au Ghana et dans le reste de l’Afrique

La Fondation Merck lance un Appel à Candidatures pour le « Merck More Than a Mother » Fashion Awards en partenariat avec La Première Dame du Ghana.

La Fondation Merck lance une nouvelle initiative pour briser la stigmatisation liée à l'infertilité au Ghana et dans le reste de l'Afrique

Merck Foundation establishes the future embryologist platform in Africa through their “Merck More Than a Mother” for the First Time.

“Merck More Than a Mother” collaborates with ASRM to provide the future African Embryologists with certified on-line training.

Merck continues to empower Kenyan women through “Merck More than a Mother” and “Merck STEM for Women and Youth” programs

Merck has announced their commitment to empower Kenyan women through their” Merck More than a Mother “and the start of “Merck STEM for Women and Youth” programs.

“Merck More than a Mother” campaign marks International Women’s Day

“Merck more than a Mother” campaign, a pan-African initiative aims to build fertility capacity, raise awareness about prevention of infertility and male infertility. It also opens a dialogue to define interventions to reduce the stigma and social suffering of infertile women in Africa which includes discrimination and physical and psychological violence.

Merck empowers Ugandan infertile women for the second year through “Merck More than a Mother” in partnership with Uganda Ministry of Health

Merck continues their commitment for the second year to empower infertile women in Uganda through improving access to information, health, change of mind-set and economic empowerment.

A Directora Executiva da Merck Foundation e a Primeira Dama da RD celebram o dia internacional pela ‘Eliminação da Violência Contra as Mulheres e Meninas’ depois da sua nomeação como Embaixadora da Merck More Than a Mother

A Primeira Dama da RD Congo faz parceria com a Merck Foundation para desenvolver a capacidade de saúde, quebrar o estigma da infertilidade e emopderar as meninas através da educação.

“Empowering Berna” A new initiative of “Merck More than a Mother” to mark CSW60

“Merck More than a Mother”, in partnership with African Fertility Society, African Alliance for Women Empowerment (AFRAWE), and International Federation of Business and Professional Women (BPW), marked the 60th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women- CSW60 with the theme ‘fighting violence against women and girls’.

“Merck More than a Mother” addresses infertility challenges and solutions in Africa in partnership with IFFS

"Merck More than a Mother" in partnership with the International Federation of Fertility Societies- IFFS conducted a high level panel addressed infertility challenges and solutions in Africa at the opening ceremony of the World Congress of IFFS held in New Delhi, India. The high level panel of ministers, parliamentarians and global fertility experts from IFFS and Africa Fertility Society highlighted lack of access to regulated fertility care and awareness about infertility management and widespread stigma of infertile women as some of the key challenges in Africa.

“Merck More than a Mother” - support from Finland

“Merck More than a Mother” high level panel calls for action to improve access to regulated fertility care and empower infertile women in Africa

Breaking the stigma around infertility “Merck More than a Mother” championed by Nigeria’s First Lady, Mrs. Aisha Buhari

“Merck More than a Mother” campaign was launched in Nigeria championed by the country’s first lady, Her Excellency Mrs. Aisha Buhari. The launch held in Abuja, Nigeria is in partnership with Senate Commission on Health; Ministry of Health; Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development and Future Assured Foundation.

“Merck More than a Mother” Championed by H.E. First Lady of Nigeria – Launched in Lagos

Championed by H.E. the Wife of the President (First Lady of Nigeria), Mrs Aisha Buhari, "Merck More than a Mother" campaign has been launched in Nigeria to empower infertile women by improving access to information, education, healthcare and change of culture and mind set to de-stigmatize infertility.

Merck More than a Mother Concept and Objectives

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