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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 (www.Merck-Foundation.com), the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany announces the Call for Application of “Merck More Than a Mother” Fashion Awards in partnership with H.E. ESTHER LUNGU, The First Lady of Zambia, together with Zambia Fashion Week. “All Fashion Designers are invited to create a design with the aim to deliver…

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    • (L-R) H.E. ESTHER LUNGU, The First Lady of Zambia; H.E. AISSATA ISSOUFOU MAHAMADOU, The First Lady of Niger; H.E. BRIGITTE TOUADERA, The First Lady of Central Africa Republic; H.E. NEO JANE MASISI, The First Lady of Botswana; Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation; Prof. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp, Chairman of Merck KG; H.E Mahammed Dionne, Prime Minister of Senegal; H.E. MARIEME FAYE SALL, The First Lady of Senegal; H.E. DENISE NKURUNZIZA, The First Lady of the Republic of Burundi; H.E. REBECCA NAA OKAIKOR AKUFO-ADDO, The First Lady of Ghana; H.E. FATIMA MAADA BIO, The First Lady of Sierra Leone; H.E. HINDA DEBY ITNO, The First Lady of Chad
    • H.E. REBECCA NAA OKAIKOR AKUFO-ADDO, The First Lady of Ghana; H.E. BRIGITTE TOUADERA, The First Lady of Central Africa Republic; H.E. NEO JANE MASISI, The First Lady of Botswana; H.E. AISSATA ISSOUFOU MAHAMADOU, The First Lady of Niger; H.E. HINDA DEBY ITNO, The First Lady of Chad; Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation; H.E. MACKY SALL, The President of Senegal; H.E. MARIEME FAYE SALL, The First Lady of Senegal; H.E. FATIMA MAADA BIO, The First Lady of Sierra Leone; H.E. ESTHER LUNGU, The First Lady of Zambia; H.E. DENISE NKURUNZIZA, The First Lady of the Republic of Burundi
    • Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation and President, Merck More Than a Mother with The First Lady of Zambia, H.E. ESTHER LUNGU during their visit to a village in Central Province, Zambia to meet and empower infertile women
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Merck Foundation marks International Women’s Day through partnering with Africa’s First Ladies to break stigma of infertility

The First Ladies become the Ambassadors of Merck More Than A Mother campaign to eliminate stigma around infertility in their countries

Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com), the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany marks the International Women’s Day themed #BalanceforBetter through partnering with 11 African First Ladies to work together on defining interventions to break the stigma around infertile women in Africa.  Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation emphasized, “I am very proud that 11African First…

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    • Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation and President, Merck More Than a Mother with The First Lady of Zambia, H.E. ESTHER LUNGU during their visit to a village in Central Province, Zambia to meet and empower infertile women
    • Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation and President, Merck More Than a Mother presenting the award to The First Lady of Zambia, H.E. ESTHER LUNGU for acknowledge her efforts as 'Merck More than a Mother' Ambassador
    • Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation during her meeting with the President of Zambia, H.E. EDGAR LUNGU at the State House of Zambia
    • Merck Foundation meets the Head of State and the First Lady of Zambia to launch their programs in the country (1)
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Merck Foundation meets the Head of State and the First Lady of Zambia to launch their programs in the country

Merck Foundation launched the Merck More than a Mother Media Recognition Awards and the first Health Media training in Zambia

Merck foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com) launched their programs in partnership with Zambia’s First Lady and Ministry of Health; Merck Foundation awarded the First Lady of Zambia to acknowledge her efforts as “Merck More Than a Mother” Ambassador; Merck Foundation launched the Merck More than a Mother Media Recognition Awards and the first Health…

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Merck Foundation marks World Cancer Day by increasing the limited number of oncologists in Africa

Merck Foundation commits to long term partnership with African ministries of Health and first ladies to build cancer care capacity in the continent

Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com) provides one and two year Oncology Fellowship Program to African doctors to be the future oncologists in their countries; Merck Foundation commits to long term partnership with African ministries of Health and first ladies to build cancer care capacity in the continent. Merck Foundation, the philanthropic arm…

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    • First Lady of Ghana, H.E. Rebecca Akufo-Addo; CEO of Merck Foundation and President Merck More Than a Mother, Dr. Rasha Kelej meet National TV & Film Institution to launch Film Awards to deliver messages to break infertility stigma
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    • Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation with First Lady of Ghana, H.E. Rebecca Akufo-Addo
    • First Lady of Ghana, H.E. Rebecca Akufo-Addo; CEO of Merck Foundation and President Merck More Than a Mother, Dr. Rasha Kelej meet National TV & Film Institution and Fashion Academy to launch competition of best movie and best design to deliver breaking infertility stigma messages
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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 rest of Africa

Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com), the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany announces the Call for Application of “Merck More Than a Mother” Film Awards in partnership with H.E. REBECCA AKUFO-ADDO, The First Lady of Ghana, together with Ghana National Film and TV Institute (NAFTI). NAFTI Students are invited to create a Film, Drama or…

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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

Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com), the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany announces the Call for Application of “Merck More Than a Mother” Fashion Awards in partnership with H.E. REBECCA AKUFO-ADDO, The First Lady of Ghana, together with Accra Technical Institute and College of Creative Design. The applicants are requested to send the sketches of…

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    • First Lady of Ghana, H.E. Rebecca Akufo-Addo; CEO of Merck Foundation, Dr. Rasha Kelej meets emergent fashion designers to deliver breaking infertility stigma messages in their designs
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    • First Lady of Ghana, H.E. Rebecca Akufo-Addo; CEO of Merck Foundation, Dr. Rasha Kelej meet National TV & Film Institution and Fashion Academy to launch competition of best movie and best design to deliver breaking infertility stigma messages which will be launched soon (2)
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In partnership with the First Lady of Ghana, Merck Foundation Calls for Applications for Media Recognition Awards 2018 to eliminate infertility stigma

Merck Foundation is also organizing Merck Health Media Training on 28th February 2019 in Accra, Ghana to break the stigma around infertility in Ghana and rest of Africa

Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com), the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany in partnership with H.E. REBECCA NAA OKAIKOR AKUFO-ADDO, The First Lady of Ghana and Ambassador of Merck More Than a Mother announces the opening of the application period for the ‘Merck More Than a Mother’ Media recognition Awards 2018 for Ghana and the rest of Africa. The…

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    • (L-R) Hon.Kwaku Agyemang Manu-Minister of Health Republic of Ghana, Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation and President, Merck More Than a Mother, H.E. Rebecca Akufo-Addo, First Lady of the Republic of Ghana and Ambassador, Merck More Than a Mother, Hon. Cynthia Morrison, Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection Republic of Ghana and Dr. Edem Hiadzi, President of the Fertility Society of Ghana
    • Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation and President, Merck More Than a Mother with H.E. Rebecca Akufo-Addo, First Lady of the Republic of Ghana and Ambassador, Merck More Than a Mother
    • Nii Abonsieku I, Pokuase Asere Mantse; Naa Lamiley II, Pokuase Queen Mother; Hon. Kwaku Agyemang Manu, Minister of Health Republic of Ghana; Naa Aduorkor Aryeh I, Developmental Queen Pokuase; Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation and President, Merck More Than a Mother; H.E. Rebecca Akufo-Addo, First Lady of the Republic of Ghana and Ambassador, Merck More Than a Mother; Hon. Cynthia Morrison, Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection Republic of Ghana; Manye Korbey Anahoma, Kaneshie Queen Mother; Dr. Edem Hiadzi, President of the Fertility Society of Ghana; Asafoatse Quainoo Feni, Pokuase Asere
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Merck foundation launched their programs in partnership with Ghana’s First Lady and Ministry of Health

Merck Foundation CEO and First Lady of Ghana to co-chair the 6th Edition of Merck Africa Asia Luminary in Accra, Ghana on 29th and 30th October 2019

Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com) awarded the First Lady of Ghana to acknowledge her efforts as “Merck More Than a Mother” Ambassador; Merck Foundation CEO and First Lady of Ghana to co-chair the 6th Edition of Merck Africa Asia Luminary in Accra, Ghana on 29th and 30th October 2019 Merck Foundation, the…

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    • Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation entering the National Cancer Institute along with alumni students from Ghana, Namibia, Liberia and Rwanda, registered with the Master Degree program in Medical Oncology under Merck Cancer Access Program
    • Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation with Prof. Dr. Hatem Ahmed Aboulkassem, Dean of National Cancer Institute(on her left), Prof. Abdel-Rahman Zekri, Vice Dean of National Cancer Institute (on her right) and Alumni from Ghana, Namibia, Liberia and Rwanda, registered with the Master Degree program in Medical Oncology under Merck Cancer Access Program
    • Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation with Prof. Dr. Hatem Ahmed Aboulkassem, Dean of National Cancer Institute, Prof. Abdel-Rahman Zekri, Vice Dean of National Cancer Institute during the meeting
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Merck Foundation partners with National Cancer Institute of Egypt to provide Master Degree in Medical Oncology for African Doctors

This initiative is a part of Merck Foundation’s ‘Merck Cancer Access Program’ that has been initiated by the Merck Foundation to increase the limited number of oncologists across Africa

Merck Foundation supports Africa through the partnership with Egypt, to build the Cancer Care Capacity in the African Continent; Through this partnership, Merck Foundation aims to provide two-year Medical Oncology Master Degree program for African doctors. Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com), the philanthropic arm of Merck Germany ​partners with Egypt’s National Cancer…

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    • (L-R) H.E. REBECCA NAA OKAIKOR AKUFO-ADDO, The First Lady of Ghana; H.E. BRIGITTE TOUADERA, The First Lady of Central Africa Republic; H.E. NEO JANE MASISI, The First Lady of Botswana; H.E. AISSATA ISSOUFOU MAHAMADOU, The First Lady of Niger; H.E. HINDA DEBY ITNO, The First Lady of Chad; Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation; H.E. MACKY SALL, The President of Senegal; H.E. MARIEME FAYE SALL, The First Lady of Senegal; H.E. FATIMA MAADA BIO, The First Lady of Sierra Leone; H.E. ESTHER LUNGU, The First Lady of Zambia; H.E. DENISE NKURUNZIZA, The First Lady of the Republic of Burundi
    • H.E. REBECCA NAA OKAIKOR AKUFO-ADDO, The First Lady of Ghana; H.E. BRIGITTE TOUADERA, The First Lady of Central Africa Republic; H.E. NEO JANE MASISI, The First Lady of Botswana; H.E. AISSATA ISSOUFOU MAHAMADOU, H.E. HINDA DEBY ITNO, The First Lady of Chad; The First Lady of Niger; Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation; H.E. MACKY SALL, The President of Senegal; H.E. MARIEME FAYE SALL, The First Lady of Senegal; H.E. FATIMA MAADA BIO, The First Lady of Sierra Leone; H.E. ESTHER LUNGU, The First Lady of Zambia; H.E. DENISE NKURUNZIZA, The First Lady of the Republic of Burundi and HON. ABDOULAYE DIOUF SARR Minister of Health of Senegal
    • Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation during the Merck Africa Asia Luminary
    • Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation; H.E. MACKY SALL, The President of Senegal; H.E. MARIEME FAYE SALL, The First Lady of Senegal
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African First Ladies pledge to support Merck Foundation to empower infertile women as Ambassadors

The First Ladies became the Ambassadors of Merck More Than A Mother campaign to eliminate stigma around infertility in their countries

Merck Foundation (Merck-Foundation.com), the philanthropic arm of Merck Germany conducted the 5th Edition of “Merck Africa Asia Luminary” presided over by The President of The Republic of Senegal, H.E. MACKY SALL  and in partnership with the Ministry of Health of Senegal in Dakar. During the Luminary, Dr. Rasha Kelej , CEO of Merck Foundation emphasized, “I am…