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, 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.
« 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 received a great response from African journalists in the form of several excellent entries
“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
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”.
This song is created by Merck More than a Mother Song Award Winners, a talented band from Burundi.
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.
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’s ‘Merck More Than A Mother’ aims to empower childless women through access to information, health and change of mindset
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 song and video have been composed, sung and produced by The First Lady of Burundi, H.E. DENISE NKURUNZIZA
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.
Know more about Dr. Rasha Kelej and the upcoming plans of Merck Foundation.
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.
Article By Angela Oketch, Nation Media Group, Kenya
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 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
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(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 calls for applications for “Merck More Than a Mother” Media Recognition Awards 2018
Merck Foundation starts hashtags #MenToo and #NoForInfertilityStigma to break the stigma of Infertility.
Merck Foundation recently announced the winners of ‘Merck More Than a Mother’ Media Recognition Awards 2017
La Merck Fondation a récemment annoncé les gagnants des Prix de ‘Merck More Than a Mother’ Media Recognition Awards 2017
La Merck Foundation lance les hashtags #MenToo et #NoForInfertilityStigma pour briser la stigmatisation de l'infertilité.
Merck Foundation to provide training to media representatives from Senegal
Deadline for submission of the stories and photos is 30th SEPTEMBER 2017
“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 underscored their partnership with the First Lady and ministry of Health of Central African Republic - C.A.R.
La Fondation Merck a souligné son partenariat avec la Première Dame et le Ministère de la Santé de la République Centrafricaine – R.C.A.
DR Congo First Lady partners with Merck Foundation to build healthcare capacity, break infertility stigma and empower girls through education.
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 a reçu une excellente réponse des journalistes africains sous la forme de plusieurs excellentes contributions.
A Merck Foundation recebeu uma grande resposta de jornalistas africanos através das suas excelentes inscrições.
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 launches yet another initiative to break the stigma around infertility in Ghana and rest of Africa
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 une nouvelle initiative pour briser la stigmatisation liée à l'infertilité au Ghana et dans le reste de l'Afrique
“Merck More Than a Mother” collaborates with ASRM to provide the future African Embryologists with certified on-line training.
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.
“Empoderar as mulheres e meninas é o espírito de tudo o que fazemos na Merck Foundation e faz parte do nosso DNA! ”
“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 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 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.
“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" 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” high level panel calls for action to improve access to regulated fertility care and empower infertile women in Africa
“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.
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.
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