MeRck Foundation

a subsidiary of Merck KGaA, Germany

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

The Merck Foundation is a philanthropic 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 underserved 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 conducts 3rd UNESCO-Merck Africa Research Summit –MARS 2017 in partnership with the Office of the President of Mauritius and their Ministry of Health

Merck Foundation partners with the Government of Mauritius, UNESCO, African Union and African Governments for their annual UNESCO-MARS to contribute to empowering Women and Youth in STEM.

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3rd UNESCO-MeRck Africa Research Summit – MARS 2017 in partnership with the Office of President of Mauritius and their Ministry of Health. Stay Tuned..

As part of Merck Foundation STEM Program for Women and Youth, Merck Foundation plans to conduct 3rd edition of their annual “UNESCO-Merck Africa Research Summit” on the 28th and 29th of November 2017 in partnership with Government of Mauritius, UNESCO, African Union and African Governments.

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Merck Foundation Launched by First Ladies of Chad, Niger, Central African Republic, The Gambia and Guinea and Chairperson of National Assembly of Namibia

The First Ladies of Central African Republic, Gambia, Chad, Niger and Republic of Guinea announced as ambassadors of ‘Merck More than a Mother’ campaign in their countries

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Merck KGaA marks the launch of Merck Foundation during the Fourth edition of Merck Africa Asia Luminary in Cairo, Egypt

Fourth Luminary held in partnership with the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of Egypt brings together African and Asian countries

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Merck Foundation announces their “Merck Diabetes Award” 2017 Winners to Mark “World Diabetes Day“ #MerckWDD2017

The award was launched in April 2016 in partnership with African and Asian universities with the aim of building a platform of diabetes experts across the globe.

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Africa Fertility Society Awards Prof. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp for empowering women in Africa.

The First Ladies of Central African Republic, Gambia, Chad, Niger and Republic of Guinea announced they will be ambassadors for Merck More Than a Mother campaign in their countries.

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Merck More Than a Mother. From woman to woman

An interview of Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation with Nation Media Group, Kenya

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Merck Foundation Launched by First Ladies of Chad, Niger, Central African Republic, The Gambia and Guinea-Conakry and Chairperson of National Assembly of Namibia.

More than 450 African healthcare providers, policy makers and researchers from Africa and Asia benefited from the luminary sessions.

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Merck Foundation commits to long term partnership with Government of Uganda in building healthcare capacity

Merck Foundation affirmed their support to the Cancer institute's role as a regional centre of excellence for East Africa

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Merck Foundation at African Union Assembly, African First Ladies Summit

Guest of honour, Prof. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp affirms Merck’s long term partnership with African countries

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