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Infertility is Not a Stigma: Merck More than a Mother championed by Nigeria’s First Lady, Mrs. Aisha Buhari continues its quest to empower more infertile women; this time in Nigeria

Helen Phillip, one of the infertility stigma victims in Nigeria, after rolling in Merck more than a

Helen Phillip, one of the infertility stigma victims in Nigeria, after rolling in Merck more than a Mother program (Source: For Africa Forever | 6 months ago)

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At the Merck More than a Mother event launch in Abuja: Dr. Mohammed Kamal National Coordinator, Future Assured Foundation; Hon. Joyce Lay, Member of Parliament, Kenya; Senator Dr. Lanre Tejuoso, the Chairman Senate Committee on Health, Nigeria; Dr. Rasha Kelej (centre), Chief Social Officer, Merck; HE Dolapo Osinbajo, Wife of Vice President of Nigeria; Dr. Toyin Saraki, Wife of Senate President, Nigeria; Hon. Sarah Opendi, Minister of State of Health, Uganda; and Prof. Isaac Adewole, Hon. Federal Minister of Health, Nigeria (Source: For Africa Forever | 6 months ago)

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Discussing the way forward with Merck more than a Mother in Nigeria, H.E. Wife of the vice President

Discussing the way forward with Merck more than a Mother in Nigeria, H.E. Wife of the vice President of Nigeria and Rasha Kelej , Chief Social officer of Merck (Source: For Africa Forever | 6 months ago)

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Dr. Rasha Kelej, Chief Social Officer, Merck Healthcare (1) (Source: For Africa Forever | 6 months ago)

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Two panel discussions of fertility experts and policy makers during the launch called for an end to the stigmatization of infertile women; creation of awareness and education on the causes of infertility and management since untreated STIs such as gonorrhea and chlamydia may be the cause of up to 85% of infertility among women seeking infertility care which can be treated and prevented; male infertility; building advocacy for the development of artificial reproductive therapy (ART) laws to improve the governance and quality of fertility care; improving access to fertility care by integrating it into public reproductive health services and building the capacity to provide quality and safe fertility care through training (1) (Source: For Africa Forever | 6 months ago)

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Two panel discussions of fertility experts and policy makers during the launch called for an end to the stigmatization of infertile women; creation of awareness and education on the causes of infertility and management since untreated STIs such as gonorrhea and chlamydia may be the cause of up to 85% of infertility among women seeking infertility care which can be treated and prevented; male infertility; building advocacy for the development of artificial reproductive therapy (ART) laws to improve the governance and quality of fertility care; improving access to fertility care by integrating it into public reproductive health services and building the capacity to provide quality and safe fertility care through training (2) (Source: For Africa Forever | 6 months ago)

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H.E. Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo , high level panelists and , wives of Governors from Nigeria together with

H.E. Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo , high level panelists and , wives of Governors from Nigeria together with infertile women who have benefitted from ‘Empowering Berna’ project (Source: For Africa Forever | 6 months ago)

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Dr. Rasha Kelej, Chief Social Officer, Merck Healthcare (2) (Source: For Africa Forever | 6 months ago)

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At the Merck More than a Mother event launch in Abuja (Source: For Africa Forever | 6 months ago)

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Dr. Rasha Kelej, Chief Social Officer, Merck Healthcare (3) (Source: For Africa Forever | 6 months ago)

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Merck More Than A Mother - The Story of Empowering Helen Philip, Nigeria (Source: For Africa Forever | 6 months ago)

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