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Merck launches their Merck Foundation in The Gambia in partnership with The First Lady of The Gambia

Merck Foundation appointed the H.E Fatoumatta Bah-Barrow, the First Lady of The Gambia as an ambassador of ‘Merck More Than a Mother’ campaign 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 provides oncology fellowship program to develop the first medical oncologists in The Gambia. MF appoints H.E. Fatoumatta Bah…

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Libya: Training of Trainers Workshop for Capacity Building on Hinari Access to Research for Health Programme

The workshop aims to empower the registered institutions to access the data according to the scientific guidelines which will help the academicians and researchers to make effective use of information

On 19 February 2018, World Health Organization with financial support from the European Union started five day capacity building on HINARI Access to Research for Health Programme: Training Workshop, “Training of Trainers” for 26 participants representing 13 hospitals. The workshop conducted in Carthage Thalasso Hotel, Tunis, aims to empower the…

Source: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) |

United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Rotary International & the First Lady of Ghana Launch 2018 Family Health Days

Fifty communities located in the Volta, Central, Ashanti, Western, Eastern, Brong Ahafo, Northern, and Greater Accra Regions will benefit from targeted outreach activities

On February 20, 2018, the First Lady of Ghana, Mrs. Rebecca Akufo–Addo; representatives from the Ministry of Health; representatives from Rotary International; and USAID/Ghana Mission Director, Sharon L. Cromer, participated in the national launch of Rotary Family Health Days at Osu Ebenezer Presbyterian Church in Accra. Since 2014, Ghana’s Rotary…

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European Investment Bank backs Rwanda’s first public sewerage network

The 25-year European Investment Bank loan will finance the EUR 96 million sewage and wastewater project alongside the Government of Rwanda and African Development Bank

Thousands of people living in the Rwandan capital Kigali will benefit from the country’s first wastewater treatment plant and public sewerage network supported by the largest ever European Investment Bank loan in the country. At a ceremony at the Ministry of Finance in Kigali today (February 20, 2018) the long-term…

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South Sudan: The stark choices facing displaced people in Aburoc

The community of 8,500 people will have to make a grave decision over the coming months

One year after fighting erupted across South Sudan´s Upper Nile region, many of those who fled the violence remain in the village of Aburoc. But soon this community will face a difficult choice: stay in the area, where living conditions are harsh and getting worse or return home to their…

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    • Dr.Rasha Kelej, CEO Merck Foundation and Hon. Sarah Opendi, Minister of State of Health, Uganda with ‘Merck More Than a Mother’ Heroines
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    • Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO Merck Foundation and Hon. Sarah Opendi, Minister of State of Health, Uganda addressing the community in Uganda
    • Merck Foundation and Uganda Ministry of Health together empower childless women through “Merck More Than a Mother’ community groups (1)
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Merck Foundation and Uganda Ministry of Health together empower childless women through “Merck More Than a Mother’ community groups

Merck Foundation evaluates the economic and social impact of ‘Merck More Than a Mother’ program on infertile women groups in Uganda

Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com), a non-profit organization and a subsidiary of Merck KGaA Germany (www.Merck.com), and Uganda Ministry of Health (http://Health.go.ug) continue their commitment towards childless women through “Merck More than a Mother’ campaign in the heart of Africa. Merck Foundation evaluated the social and economic impact of ‘Merck More Than…

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Food and Agriculture Organization launches guide to tackle Fall Armyworm in Africa head-on

Fighting FAW in an integrated, ecological and sustainable way

Faced with the infestation of millions of hectares of maize, most in the hands of smallholder farmers, and the relentless spread of Fall Armyworm (FAW) across most of Africa, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) launched today a comprehensive guide on the integrated pest management of the FAW on maize. The…

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United Nations Youth Envoy engages with young girls at a school in Pretoria

The club, a programme organized by non-profit organization Soul City, aims to empower girls on HIV prevention and sexual and reproductive health

The United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Jayathma Wickramanayake, yesterday (February 12, 2018) held an interactive discussion with young girls from the Young Rise Club at the Steve Tshwete Secondary School in Olievenhoutbosch, west of Pretoria. The club, a programme organized by non-profit organization Soul City, aims to empower girls…

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World Health Organization moves to contain Nigeria’s Lassa fever outbreak

Between 1 January and 4 February 2018, nearly 450 suspected cases were reported, of which 132 are laboratory confirmed Lassa fever

The World Health Organization is scaling up its response to an outbreak of Lassa fever in Nigeria, which has spread to 17 states and may have infected up to 450 people in less than five weeks. From the onset of the outbreak, WHO Nigeria deployed staff from the national and…

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    • (L-R) H.E. Madam Sia Koroma, First Lady, Sierra Leone, H.E. First Lady of the Republic of The Gambia, Madame Fatoumattah Bah-Barrow and H.E. First Lady of Lesotho Madame Maesaiah Thabane and Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO Merck Foundation
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    • First Lady of Central African Republic H.E. Madame Brigitte Touadera with Dr Rasha Kelej, CEO Merck Foundation
    • Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO Merck Foundation with H.E. Madam Roman Tesfaye, the First Lady of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
    • Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO Merck Foundation with H.E. First Lady of Zimbabwe Auxillia C. Mnangagwa
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    • Merck Foundation signs MoU with African First Ladies Organization to build Cancer and Fertility Care Capacity in their Countries (1)
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    • Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO Merck Foundation with H.E. Madam Roman Tesfaye, the First Lady of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the Chairperson of African First Ladies Organization during the MoU signing event at The African Union Assembly, Ethiopia
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Merck Foundation signs Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with African First Ladies Organization to build Cancer and Fertility Care Capacity in their Countries

Marking the “World Cancer Day” at African Union Assembly, Merck Foundation pledges to continue their commitment to provide oncology fellowship program across Africa in partnership with African First Ladies

Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com), a non-profit organization and a subsidiary of Merck KGaA Germany (www.Merck.com), signs Memorandum of Understanding -MoU with the African First Ladies Organization with the aim to achieve the objectives of raising awareness, building professional capacity and improving healthcare access in the field of Cancer and fertility care in Africa.…