Message from CEO of Merck Foundation, Senator, Rasha Kelej, on Merck Foundation marking World Science Day through “MARS Best Young African Researchers Awards" and “MARS Best African Women Researchers Awards”


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Merck Foundation empowers Women and Youth in Scientific Research through our  “MARS Best Young  African Researchers Awards” and “MARS Best African Women Researchers Awards”. We started these awards in 2015.

Stay tuned, we will announce the 2020 MARS winners by end of this year. The winners will be eligible for a scholarship of training programs to advance their skills and standard in scientific research.

This program is in partnership with the African Union and African Ministries of Health, Science, Education and Gender.

Kind regards,

Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej
CEO of Merck Foundation
President of Merck More Than A Mother
One of the100 Most Influential Africans (2019 & 2020)


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