Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation and President of Merck Foundation More Than a Mother emphasized, “Big congratulations to the 21 winners of Merck Foundation More Than a Mother Fashion Awards 2020.
MARS Awards 2020 is for best Young African Researchers and best Women African Researchers which seeks to recognize the outstanding contribution of African Youth and Female Scientists to empower them in research and advance their contribution to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
During the high level meeting held this week, Dr Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation, appointed The First Lady of Democratic Republic of the Congo as The Ambassador of Merck More Than a Mother to work closely with Merck Foundation to break the stigma of infertility, build healthcare capacity , and empower girls through education in the country.
La Première Dame du Zimbabwe, S.E. Mme AUXILLIA MNANGAGWA, a souligné : « Au nom du Zimbabwe, nous adressons nos félicitations à notre estimé partenaire, la Sénatrice, Dr. Rasha Kelej, pour sa récente nomination et reconnaissance
La Fondation Merck a également formé plus de 1500 représentants des médias de 20 pays, pour sensibiliser la communauté, créer un changement de culture et briser la stigmatisation autour de l’infertilité et les femmes infertiles et sans enfants.
Merck Foundation in partnership with Malawi First Lady and Minister of Health to provide speciality training to Malawian doctors in various fields such as; Oncology, Diabetes, Fertility, Embryology, Respiratory Care, Acute Medicines, Sexual and Reproductive Medicines to transform public healthcare sector in Malawi
Senator Dr. RashaKelej, CEO of Merck Foundation, President 'Merck More Than a Mother and African Woman of the Year 2020 celebrated the winners saying "Big congratulations to all the winners of 'Merck Foundation More Than a Mother' Africa Media Recognition Awards 2020.
Ambassadrice ” plus qu’une mère ” de la Merck Foundation, Denise NYAKERU en a profité pour lancer un message aux médias partenaires et à l’ensemble de la population congolaise à l’occasion de la journée mondiale du cancer qui a lieu le 4 février de chaque année, afin de garantir une meilleure prise en charge des gens vivants avec le cancer.
Chakwera said: ?I am very happy to be appointed as Ambassador of Merck More Than a Mother. I will be fully supporting this campaign as this cause is very close to my heart.
During the high level meeting held this week, Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation, appointed The First Lady of Democratic Republic of the Congo as The Ambassador of Merck More Than a Mother
The awards were announced by the Merck Foundation Chief Executive in partnership with the First Ladies of Zimbabwe, Zambia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Niger, Namibia, Mozambique, Malawi, Liberia, Guinea Conakry, Ghana, Gambia, DRC, Congo Brazzaville, Chad, Central African Republic, Burundi, and Botswana, who are also the Ambassadors of ‘Merck Foundation More Than a Mother’.
"I am very proud that 11 African First Ladies have partnered with Merck Foundation and have become the Ambassadors of our unique and historic campaign "Merck more than a Mother" to empower infertile women and eliminate the stigma around infertility in their countries and across Africa.", said Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation.
I will work closely with Merck Foundation to sensitize our communities to better understand infertility and empower women through access to education, information, health and change of mindset and also empower our girls through education?.
I welcome all the winners to be member in our Merck Foundation Alumni to work closely with us to empower women and girls at all levels?.
je souhaite la bienvenue à tous les gagnants à être membres de notre Merck Foundation Alumni pour travailler en étroite collaboration avec nous pour autonomiser les femmes et les filles à tous les niveaux ».
? We have discussed our long-term collaboration and partnership with her Foundation and Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education to build healthcare capacity in Burundi, by providing training to doctors in the fields of cancer, fertility, and diabetes care,?
Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation explained ?This song is part of Merck More than a Mother Movement to discover African talent that can produce songs, music, movies and fashion to address the stigma of infertility to sensitize African communities
The 6 winners got an opportunity to exhibit their designs during Zambia Fashion Week with the aim to empower infertile and childless women. The theme of the ceremony was #NoToInferrtilityStigma
During the meeting, Merck Foundation underscored their long-term commitment to continue their efforts to build healthcare capacity, empower girls in education and break the infertility stigma in Burundi
Merck Foundation will also be working closely with the Office of First Lady to support the establishment of first ever public IVF centre in the country by providing technical advice and training to medical and paramedical staff.
The applicants are requested to send the sketches of their creations as an attachment on email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The closing date for applications is 30th of June 2019.
Merck Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany conducted their First Merck Health Media Training in Nairobi, Kenya. The training program was attended by over 200 journalists representin
Merck, through its ?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 More than a Mother campaign launched in Nigeria was 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 organization.
?Merck More than a Mother?s? efforts received big support in Finland from a high level panel of ministers, parliamentarians, academia, International Federation of Fertility Societies (IFFS), African Fertility Society and global fertility experts.