MeRck Foundation

The Philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA

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Our Vision A World where everyone can lead a Healthy and Fulfilling Life

The Merck Foundation is the Philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany. It is a non-profit organization that aims to improve the health and wellbeing of people and advance their lives through science and technology. Our efforts are primarily focused on improving access to innovative healthcare solutions in under-served communities, building healthcare and scientific research capacity and empowering people in STEM* with a special focus on women and youth.

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Read an exclusive interview of Dr. Rasha Kelej with The Light magazine from Rwanda, where she speaks about the initiatives of Merck Foundation to de-stigmatize Infertility

Fashion and Film Awards to break infertility stigma, Read More for more details.

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Merck Foundation meets the First Lady of Guinea to plan the launch of their programs in the country

Merck Foundation will launch their programs in partnership with Guinea’s First Lady together with Ministry of Health and Ministry of Information and Communication

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Merck Foundation together with First Lady of Burundi release “Plus Qu’une Mere” an empowering French Song as courtesy to all infertile women in Burundi and Africa

The song has been created by Merck More than a Mother Song Award Winners, a talented band from Burundi under the leadership of First Lady of Burundi.

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Dr. Rasha Kelej in an exclusive cover interview with Glow Magazine from Zambia

Fighting Infertility and Stigma one country at a time

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Dr. Rasha Kelej in an exclusive cover interview with Hope Magazine from Rwanda

Africa First Ladies Partner with Merck Foundation to empower infertile women

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Merck Foundation In Media

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Burundi Head of State receives Merck Foundation President.

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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

Entries can be submitted till 30th June 2019 more details inside..

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Merck Foundation: Fashion, Film Awards to break infertility stigma

Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation, in an exclusive interview on a wide range of issues, with The Light Magazine

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Merck Foundation Meets the Head of State and the First Lady of Zambia to Launch Their Programs in the Country

The Head of State of Zambia, H.E. EDGAR LUNGU emphasized, “The government will support initiatives that are aimed at addressing infertility in the country

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Merck Foundation marks International Women's Day through partnering with Africa's first ladies to break the stigma of infertility

"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.

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