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, established in 2017, is the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany, 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 quality and equitable healthcare solutions in underserved communities, building healthcare and scientific research capacity and empowering people in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) with a special focus on women and youth.

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Merck Foundation partners with African Leaders in Sustainable Art and Interiors as part of its Sustainability Initiative

Merck Foundation Sustainability Initiative dubbed “Sustainability is a Shared Responsibility” is as a critical part of The Merck Foundation Program to address sustainability challenges in the countries of the global south and to empower youth and support their development to make the Sustainability Leaders of tomorrow.

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Merck Foundation and Ghana First Lady announced the Winners of “Merck More Than a Mother” Fashion Awards to break Infertility Stigma

The winners got an opportunity to exhibit their designs at the Fashion Show held during the 6th Edition of Merck Africa Asia Luminary

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Rasha Kelej, the CEO of Merck Foundation makes it to the list of 100 Most Influential Africans 2019, for empowering many women through Merck More Than a Mother Movement

Merck Foundation CEO, Rasha Kelej, featured in the list of 100 Most Influential Africans, released by New African Magazine, for poignant “Merck More Than a Mother” Movement

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Merck Foundation together with Chad First Lady release a children story as part of “More Than a Father”

Through this story, Merck More Than a Father Campaign highlights the fact the infertility affects both men and women equally.

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President of Ghana, H.E. NANA ADDO DANKWA AKUFO-ADDO inaugurates Merck Foundation 6th Edition of “Merck Africa Asia Luminary” to build Healthcare capacity in Africa and Asia

Prof. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp, Chairman of the Executive Board and Family Board of E-Merck KG inaugurated Merck Africa Asia Luminary in Ghana.

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Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation recognized as one of the 100 Most Influential Africans for her poignant #MoreThanAMother campaign, which has touched many hearts in 2019.

Dr. Kelej has been recognized for her efforts to empower women in general and infertile women in particular through the “Merck More Than a Mother” campaign, which is a strong movement that aims to empower women through access to information, education and change of mind-sets.

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Dr. Rasha Kelej Named Among Top 100 Most Influential Africans

Merck has been at the forefront in empowering childless women across Africa and Asia to give them hope and strength to overcome the numerous challenges they face in their communities.

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‘Intensify awareness campaigns on women’s struggles’ by Merck Foundation

Merck Foundation runs a project called ‘More Than a Mother’ campaign which seeks to amplify the worth of women even when they have no children as their importance to society goes beyond being just a mother.

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Merck Foundation Poised To Help Africa Build A Resilient Health Systems to end Infertility

innovation and equitable healthcare solutions under the Merck Foundation will enable the continent to build advocacy to address health, social and economic challenges and empower women and youth

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Merck Empowering Women In Africa Through Songs…Check Out Cwesi Oteng, Adina’s Tune

a song that aims at empowering African girls and women in education and to motivate them to pursue their dreams and reach their potential.

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