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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Merck Foundation marks World Embryologists Day and 40 years of IVF

Merck Foundation marks the 40th anniversary of IVF (in-vitro fertilization) through their Merck more than a Mother campaign.

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Merck Foundation Calls for Applications for ‘Merck More Than a Mother’ Media Recognition Awards 2018

Merck Foundation recently announced the winners of ‘Merck More Than a Mother’ Media Recognition Awards 2017

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Merck Foundation CEO News updates

Dr. Rasha Kelej CEO of Merck Foundation meets First Ladies of The Gambia, Lesotho, Botswana and Zimbabwe to discuss...

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Merck Foundation concludes their First Merck Health Media Training to Break the Stigma around Infertility in Africa

Merck Foundation provides training to more than 200 Media Journalists from 17 African Countries.

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Merck Foundation announces the winners of “Merck More Than a Mother” Media Recognition Awards 2017

Merck Foundation starts hashtags #MenToo and #NoForInfertilityStigma to break the stigma of Infertility.

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Merck Foundation In Media

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Merck Foundation helps thousands of infertile women start businesses

“Merck More Than a Mother” initiative aims to empower infertile women through access to information, education and health and by changing mind-sets.

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Merck Foundation Concludes Their First Merck Health Media Training to Break the Stigma Around Infertility in Africa

Merck Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany conducted their First Merck Health Media Training in Nairobi, Kenya. The training program was attended by over 200 journalists representin

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Male infertility in Africa: Breaking the stigma

While medical research shows that struggles by couples to conceive can often be attributed to the male partner‚ it remains a lonely and shameful stigma.

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Read How Tororo childless women are fighting stigma

Research has shown that 50 per cent of infertility cases are attributed to men, not women

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Merck Foundation and Tata Memorial Centre to build Cancer Care Capacity in Africa

Merck Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany, and the Tata Memorial centre, a premier cancer centre in India, announced today the signing of an MOU, aimed to provide fellowship program to Africa candidates.

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