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Message from Dr. Rash Kelej on African First Ladies presenting “Stay At Home” Media Recognition Awards 2020 certificates to winners

We welcome the winners as Merck Foundation Alumni and we hope to work with them, together, to create a culture shift as a part of ‘Merck More Than a Mother’ and ‘Educating Linda’ programs.

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Message from Dr. Rasha Kelej on the release of the “Brighter day” song to support women's economic empowerment in Africa.

If women are empowered, every day will truly be a Brighter Day!

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Message from Dr. Rasha Kelej congratulating winners of “Merck Foundation More than a Mother” Africa Media Recognition Awards 2020

I am proud to share the list of winners for Merck Foundation More Than a Mother Africa Media Recognition Awards 2020 who have shared the best coverage contributed towards breaking infertility stigma in African countries.

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Message from Dr. Rasha Kelej on being named under the ‘50 most Influential Women Egypt 2020’

I am honored to be featured among 50 most Influential Women Egypt 2020. After my recognition as the African Woman of the year 2020 and one of most Influential Africans 2019, 2020

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Dr. Rasha Kelej's Christmas and New Year Message

Wishing you all a safe, healthy, and prosperous new year.

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New Year Message from Dr. Rasha Kelej

Wishing you all a safe, healthy, and prosperous new year 2021.

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Message from Dr. Rasha Kelej on the First Digital Summit of Merck Foundation First Ladies Initiative (MFFLI) 2020

I am proud to share that I, together with Prof. Frank Stangenberg -Haverkamp, Chairman of the Executive Board of E. Merck KG and Merck Foundation Board of Trustees, have hosted our first Video Conference Summit of the Merck Foundation First Ladies Initiative (MFFLI) on 31st August 2020.

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Message from Dr. Rasha Kelej on marking ‘World Diabetes Day 2020’ in partnership with the African First Ladies through “Merck Foundation Diabetes Blue Points Program”

Around 500 doctors from Africa, Asia and Latin America have been enrolled to these trainings to improve access to quality and equitable care on Diabetes, Hypertension and Endocrinology care in over 39 countries.

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Message from Dr. Rasha Kelej on Merck Foundation “Stay at Home” Media Recognition Awards 2020 announcing the best of COVID-19 reportage from the Democratic Republic of the Congo

I am proud to share the winners of the Merck Foundation ‘Stay at Home’ Media Recognition Awards for Democratic Republic of the Congo in partnership with H.E. DENISE NYAKERU TSHISEKEDI, The First Lady of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Ambassador of Merck More Than A Mother.

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Message from Dr. Rasha Kelej on the partnership with H.E. Mrs. NEO JANE MASISI, Botswana First Lady, announcing “Stop GBV” Best Poster Recognition Awards

Most creative and inspiring work advocating one of the key contest objectives of stopping GBV will be eligible to win the contest.

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Message from Dr. Rasha Kelej on Merck Foundation marking World Science Day through “MARS Best Young African Researchers Awards" and “MARS Best African Women Researchers Awards”

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

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Message from Dr. Rasha Kelej celebrating the winners of “Stay at Home” Media Awards 2020 with The First Ladies of Ghana and Nigeria

I am very proud of our winners of “Stay at Home” Media Recognition Awards 2020 from Ghana in partnership with H.E. REBECCA AKUFO-ADDO, The First Lady of Ghana and for Nigeria in partnership with H.E. Dr. AISHA MUHAMMADU BUHARI, The First Lady of Nigeria; who are also the Ambassadors of Merck More Than a Mother

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Message from Dr. Rasha Kelej expressing solidarity with Sudan over devastating floods

Our thoughts and prayers are with Sudan in these challenging times. #SudanCan overcome all challenges as usual.

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Message from Dr. Rasha Kelej welcoming DRC First Lady as the Ambassador of Merck More Than A Mother and marking together the International Day of Violence against Women and Girls

We have discussed our long-term collaboration and partnership with her Foundation, Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education to continue our efforts to build healthcare capacity, provide specialty training to more doctors and empower girls through education.

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Message from Dr. Rasha Kelej on the inauguration of the first public IVF Center in Niger.

I am proud that Merck Foundation supported the fertility care capacity building and trained the first fertility specialists and embryologists to work in the first IVF / ART center in Niger.

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A welcoming message from Dr. Rasha Kelej on the appointment of the New First Lady of Burundi, H.E. ANGELINE NDAYISHIMIYE, as the Ambassador of Merck More Than a Mother

We have discussed our long-term collaboration and partnership with her Foundation, Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education to continue our efforts to build healthcare capacity, provide specialty training to more doctors and empower girls through education

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Message from Dr. Rasha Kelej on partnering with Botswana First Lady marking the International Day of ‘Elimination of Violence against Women’ by announcing Best Poster Contest to “STOP GBV”

I virtually joined the Botswana First Lady, during her cycling tour to STOP GBV and marked the International Day of Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls through this Best Poster Contest.

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Message from Dr. Rasha Kelej on Africa being declared as wildpolio free

I am proud that Merck Foundation is at the forefront of building health capacity in the beautiful continent, and I truly value the efforts of the health workers to eradicate the virus from Africa.

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Message from Dr. Rasha Kelej congratulating 96 doctors on their selection for PG One-year Diploma in Sexual and Reproductive Medicine and inviting them to the 7th Merck Africa Asia Luminary 2020 via videoconference.

The objectives of the meeting are to discuss the challenges and solutions to build fertility care capacity and define interventions to improve access to quality and equitable Fertility Care Solutions and break the stigma around infertility and Infertile Women in Africa and Asia.

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Message from Dr. Rasha Kelej on being nominated as “The African Woman of the Year 2020”

I am honored to be nominated The African Woman of the Year 2020 by New African Woman magazine, UK to acknowledge my efforts and dedication to advocate for women empowerment and healthcare capacity building specially during these challenging times of Coronavirus pandemic.

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Message from Dr. Rasha Kelej on virtually joining H.E. Mrs. NEO JANE MASISI, The First Lady of Botswana, for cycling tour as part of “STOP GBV” in Botswana and across Africa

I salute my dear sister, H.E Mrs. NEO JANE MASISI, The First Lady of Botswana for her great efforts and innovative idea to Stop Gender-Based Violence and encourage us to take a stand against GBV and child abuse

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A message from Dr. Rasha Kelej on the partnership with The New First Lady of Malawi to build healthcare capacity and strengthen COVID 19 response in Malawi and Africa at large

I am looking forward to working with The First Lady of Malawi, H.E. Mrs. MONICA CHAKWERA to further advance healthcare capacity and promise to improve access to quality and equitable health care and create a strong medical army in Malawi.

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Message from Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation on sudden demise of H.E. Pierre Nkurunziza, The President of Burundi.

Our hearts and thoughts are with H.E Denise Nkurunziza, First Lady of Burundi says Dr. Rasha Kelej.

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Mensagem da Dra Rasha Kelej sobre a Primeira Cimeira Digital da Iniciativa das Primeiras Damas da Fundação Merck (MFFLI) 2020

Tenho a honra de partilhar que o Prof. Frank Stangenberg -Haverkamp, ​​Presidente do Conselho Executivo da E. Merck KG e do Conselho de Curadores da Merck Foundation e eu acolhemos a nossa primeira Conferência de Cúpula em Vídeo Conferência da Iniciativa das Primeiras Damas da  Fundação Merck (MFFLI  ) que teve lugar no dia 31 de Agosto de 2020

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Message du Dr Rasha Kelej sur le partenariat fructueux avec la Première Dame du Botswana qui a ouvert des possibilités de formation spécialisée pour35 médecins du pays; renforcement des capacités des soins de santé et de la réponse au COVID19 dans le pays

Je suis impatient de poursuivre notre partenariat à long terme et de continuer à fournir une formation médicale aux médecins du Botswana dans diverses spécialités médicales dans le but de bâtir une armée médicale forte en Afrique et dans le Sud.

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Message from Dr. Rasha Kelej congratulating winners from African countries for Merck Foundation ‘Stay at Home’ Media Recognition Awards 2020

Big congratulations to all the winners again and we look forward to a long-term contribution to further raise awareness and be the voice of the voiceless, particularly during such a global health pandemic.

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A Message from Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation on World Environment Day 2020

#WorldEnvironmentDay2020

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Message du Dr Rasha Kelej sur le Premier Sommet Numérique de l’Initiative des Premières Dames de la Fondation (MFFLI) 2020

Je suis fière de partager que, avec le Prof. Frank Stangenberg -Haverkamp, Chairman of the Executive Board of E. Merck KG and Merck Foundation Board of Trustees, j'ai accueilli notre premier Sommet de Vidéoconférence de l’Initiative des Premières Dames de la Fondation (MFFLI) le 31 août 2020

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Message du Dr Rasha Kelej, PDG de la Merck Foundation, suite au décès soudain de S.E. Pierre Nkurunziza, président du Burundi.

Nos coeurs et nos pensées sont avec S.E. Denise Nkurunziza, Première Dame du Burundi, a déclaré le Dr Rasha Kelej.

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Message from Dr. Rasha Kelej announcing the winners of ‘Stay at Home’ Media Recognition Awards for Latin American Countries

Big congratulations to all the winners again and we look forward to a long-term contribution to further raise awareness and be the voice of the voiceless, particularly during such a global health pandemic.

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Mensagem de Ano Novo do Dr. Rasha Kelej

Desejo a todos um ano novo de 2021 seguro, saudável e próspero.

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Message from Dr. Rasha Kelej on conducting virtual Award Ceremony to celebrate the Winners of Africa & Latin America “Stay at Home” Media Recognition Awards

Big congratulations to all the winners. I am very proud of all of you, you are Merck Foundation Best African and Latin American journalists who covered coronavirus pandemic.

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Message du Dr Rasha Kelej félicitant 96 médecins pour leur sélection pour le diplôme d'un an en médecine sexuelle et reproductive et les invitant à la 7e édition de ‘Merck Africa Asia Luminary’ 2020 par vidéoconférence.

Les objectifs de la réunion sont de discuter des défis et des solutions pour renforcer la capacité de soins de fertilité et définir des interventions pour améliorer l'accès à des solutions de soins de fertilité de qualité et équitables et briser la stigmatisation autour de l'infertilité et des femmes infertiles en Afrique et en Asie.

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Message from Dr. Rasha Kelej on being recognized as one of the 100 Most Influential African Women 2020

I promise to continue to empower women, support girl education and build healthcare capacity in Africa, Asia and beyond, says Dr. Rasha Kelej

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A message from Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation on her new song by singers from 11 African countries to support medical workers during Coronavirus battle

This song is to acknowledge their great sacrifice during these tough times in Africa and across the world under the umbrella of an initiative, “Separated but Connected “.

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Mensagem da Dra. Rasha Kelej no programa da TV ‘PORQUE EU QUERO SER’, lançado em parceria com a Primeira Dama do Gana e a UNFPA

Este programa visa permitir que as meninas permaneçam na escola até concluírem o ensino médio e possibilitar a transformação positiva da sociedade.

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Mensagem da Dra. Rasha Kelej pelo reconhecimento como uma das 100 Mulheres Africanas Mais Influentes em 2020

Prometo continuar a empoderar as mulheres, apoiar a educação das meninas e construir a capacidade de saúde em África, Ásia e além.

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Message du Dr. Rasha Kelej célébrant les gagnants des prix des médias « Stay at Home » 2020 avec les Premières Dames du Ghana et du Nigeria

Je suis très fière de nos gagnants des prix « Stay at Home » Media Recognition Awards 2020 du Ghana en partenariat avec S.E. REBECCA AKUFO-ADDO, La Première Dame du Ghana et pour le Nigéria en partenariat avec S.E. Dr. AISHA MUHAMMADU BUHARI, La Première Dame du Nigéria ; qui sont également les ambassadrices de Merck More Than a Mother.

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Message from Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation, about supporting African governments strategy to save the people's living and livelihood with the aim to integrate to the Covid-19 combat strategy.

Merck Foundation announced today providing support and food supplies for 500 families of casual and daily workers in Egypt in collaboration with ORMAN foundation

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Message du Dr. Rasha Kelej sur les Premières Dames d'Afrique présentant les certificats de « Stay At Home » Media Recognition Awards 2020 aux gagnants

Nous souhaitons la bienvenue aux gagnants en tant Merck Foundation Alumni et nous espérons travailler avec eux, ensemble, pour créer un changement de culture dans le cadre des programmes « Merck More Than a Mother » et « Educating Linda ».

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Message du Dr Rasha Kelej félicitant les gagnants des Prix « Merck Foundation More than a Mother » Africa Media Recognition Awards 2020

Je suis fière de partager la liste des gagnants des prix « Merck Foundation More than a Mother » Africa Media Recognition Awards 2020 qui ont partagé les meilleures couvertures qui ont contribué à briser la stigmatisation liée à l'infertilité dans les pays africains.

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Mensagem da Dra. Rasha Kelej sobre o lançamento da música ‘ABC & 123’ para apoiar a educação infantil em geral e a educação das meninas em particular

Eu mesma produzi esta música como uma mensagem da Fundação Merck para apoiar a educação das crianças e a igualdade de género na educação

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Message from Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation appreciating all the healthcare workers, local communities and governments around the world who are on the frontline working towards containing this coronavirus.

Stay safe during this unsettling time. We appreciate the power of Physical distancing. It is our shared responsibility.”

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Mensagem de felicitações da Dra. Rasha Kelej aos vencedores de países africanos dos Prémios de Jornalismo 'Fique em Casa' da Merck Foundation 2020

Parabéns a todos os vencedores novamente e esperamos receber uma contribuição de longo prazo para aumentar a conscientização e ser a voz dos sem voz, especialmente durante esta pandemia global de saúde.

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Un message de bienvenue du Dr. Rasha Kelej sur la nomination de la Nouvelle Première Dame du Burundi, S.E. ANGELINE NDAYISHIMIYE, en tant qu'Ambassadrice de ‘Merck More Than a Mother’

Nous avons discuté de notre collaboration et de notre partenariat à long terme avec sa Fondation, le Ministère de la Santé et le Ministère de l'Éducation afin de poursuivre nos efforts pour renforcer les capacités de soins de santé, fournir une formation spécialisée à plus de médecins et autonomiser les filles à travers l'éducation.

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Mensagem de solidariedade da Dra. Rasha Kelej por ocasião das inundações devastadoras no Sudão

Os nossos pensamentos e orações estão com o Sudão nestes momentos difíceis.  #O Sudan pode superar todas as dificuldades normalmente.

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Message du Dr Rasha Kelej à propos de Merck Foundation célébrant la Journée Mondiale de Science par le biais des prix « MARS Best Young African Researchers Awards » et « MARS Best African Women Researchers Awards »

Ce programme est en partenariat avec l'Union Africaine et les Ministères Africains de Santé, des Sciences, de l'Education et du Genre.

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Mensagem da Dra. Rasha Kelej por ocasião do anúncio dos vencedores de "STAY AT HOME" Media Awards 2020 com as Primeiras Damas do Gana e da Nigéria

Tenho muito orgulhoso dos vencedores dos Merck Foundation ‘STAY AT HOME’ Media Recognition Awards 2020 do Gana em parceria com a S. Exa. REBECCA AKUFO-ADDO, Primeira Dama do Gana e para a Nigéria em parceria com a S. Exa. Dra. AISHA MUHAMMADU BUHARI, Primeira Dama da Nigéria que também são as Embaixadoras da Merck More Than a Mother.

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Message from Dr. Rasha Kelej on the successful partnership with the First Lady of Botswana that has unlocked specialized training opportunities for 35 local doctors; strengthening healthcare capacity and COVID 19 response in the country

I am looking forward to continuing our long-term partnership and continue to provide medical training to doctors from Botswana in various medical specialties with the aim to build a strong medical army across Africa and the global South.

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Message du Nouvel An du Dr Rasha Kelej

Je vous souhaite à tous une nouvelle année 2021 sûre, saine et prospère.

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Message du Dr Rasha Kelej exprimant sa solidarité avec le Soudan face aux inondations dévastatrices

Nos pensées et nos prières accompagnent le Soudan en ces temps difficiles. #SudanCan, le Soudan peut surmonter tous les défis comme au passé.

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Message de Noël et du Nouvel An du Dr Rasha Kelej

Je vous souhaite à tous une nouvelle année sûre, saine et prospère.

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Message du Dr Rasha Kelej sur la conduite de la cérémonie de remise des prix virtuelle pour célébrer les gagnants des prix de reconnaissance des médias « Stay at Home » d'Afrique et d'Amérique latine

Félicitations à tous les gagnants. Je suis très fière de vous tous, vous êtes les meilleurs journalistes africains et latino-américains de Merck Foundation qui ont couvert la pandémie de coronavirus.

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Mensagem da Dra. Rasha Kelej por ocasião de Merck Foundation “Stay at Home” Media Recognition Awards 2020 que anuncia a melhor reportagem da COVID-19 da República Democrática do Congo

Tenho a honra de partilhar os vencedores de Merck Foundation 'Stay at Home' Media Recognition Awards para a República Democrática do Congo em parceria com a S. Exa. DENISE NYAKERU TSHISEKEDI, Primeira Dama da República Democrática do Congo (RDC) e Embaixadora da Merck More Than A Mother.

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Message from Dr. Rasha Kelej on Community donations provided in Liberia to support livelihood of women and casual workers affected by Coronavirus lockdown.

Merck Foundation together with the FL of Liberia Foundation, extend support to around 1600 people living with disability and casual workers affected by Coronavirus lockdown

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Mensagem de felicitações da Dr. Rasha Kelej aos vencedores do « Merck Foundation More than a Mother » Africa Media Recognition Awards 2020

Tenho o orgulho de partilhar a lista de vencedores dos « Merck Foundation More than a Mother » Africa Media Recognition Awards 2020 que compartilharam a melhor cobertura que contribuiu para quebrar o estigma de infertilidade em países africanos.

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Message du Dr. Rasha Kelej sur les prix de Merck Foundation « Stay at Home » Media Recognition Awards 2020 annonçant les meilleurs reportages COVID-19 de la République Démocratique du Congo

Je suis fière de partager les gagnants des prix de Merck Foundation « Stay at Home » Media Recognition Awards pour la République Démocratique du Congo en partenariat avec S.E. DENISE NYAKERU TSHISEKEDI, La Première Dame de la République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) et l'Ambassadrice de ‘Merck More Than A Mother’.

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Message du Dr Rasha Kelej félicitant les gagnants des pays africains pour les Prix de Reconnaissance des Médias « Restez à la Maison » 2020 de Merck Foundation

Félicitations à tous les gagnants encore une fois et nous attendons avec impatience une contribution à long terme pour sensibiliser davantage et être la voix des sans voix, en particulier pendant une telle pandémie de santé mondiale.

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Message du Dr Rasha Kelej sur le partenariat avec la Première Dame du Botswana pour marquer la Journée internationale de l’élimination de la violence à l’égard des femmes en annonçant le concours du poster pour «STOP GBV»

J'ai rejoint virtuellement la Première Dame du Botswana lors de sa tournée à vélo pour STOP à la violence sexiste et marquer la Journée Internationale pour « l’Élimination de la Violence à l’égard des Femmes » à travers le meilleur concours d’affiches.

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Message from Dr. Rasha Kelej, announcing the inauguration of First ever Government IVF center in Bangladesh

Merck Foundation has trained 4 Fertility and Embryology specialists from Dhaka Medical College in Bangladesh

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Mensagem da Dra Rasha Kelej sobre a parceria de sucesso com a Primeira Dama do Botswana que abriu oportunidades de treinamento especializado para 35 médicos locais; fortalecimento da capacidade de saúde e resposta à COVID 19 no país

Estou ansiosa de continuar a nossa parceria de longo prazo e continuar a fornecer treinamento médico a médicos do Botswana em várias especialidades com o objectivo de construir um exército médico forte em toda a África e no Sul do globo.

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Mensagem de Natal e Ano Novo do Dr. Rasha Kelej

Desejo a todos um ano novo seguro, saudável e próspero

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Message du Dr Rasha Kelej accueillant la Première Dame de la RDC en tant qu'Ambassadrice de Merck More Than A Mother et marquant ensemble la Journée internationale de la violence à l'égard des femmes

Nous avons discuté de notre collaboration et de notre partenariat à long terme avec sa Fondation, le Ministère de la Santé et le Ministère de l'Éducation afin de poursuivre nos efforts pour renforcer les capacités de soins de santé, fournir une formation spécialisée à plus de médecins et autonomiser les filles à travers l'éducation

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Message du Dr Rasha Kelej sur l'émission télévisée « BECAUSE I WANT TO BE » (PARCE QUE JE VEUX ÊTRE), lancée en partenariat avec La Première Dame du Ghana et l'UNFPA

Ce programme vise à permettre aux filles de rester à l'école jusqu'à ce qu'elles terminent leurs études secondaires et à permettre la transformation positive de la société.

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Message du Dr Rasha Kelej sur sa reconnaissance comme l'une des 100 Femmes Africaines les Plus Influentes 2020

Je promets de continuer à autonomiser les femmes, à soutenir l'éducation des filles et à renforcer les capacités de soins de santé en Afrique, en Asie et au-delà.

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Message du Dr Rasha Kelej sur sa nomination en tant que «Femme africaine de l'année 2020»

Je suis honorée d'avoir été nommée “Femme Africaine de l'année 2020” par le magazine New African Woman, au Royaume-Uni, pour reconnaître mes efforts et mon dévouement à défendre l'autonomisation des femmes et le renforcement des capacités de santé, en particulier en ces temps difficiles de la pandémie de coronavirus.

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Mensagem da Dra. Rasha Kelej por ocasião da celebração do Dia Mundial da Ciência através do prémio "MARS Best Young African Researchers Awars" e MARS Best African Women Researchers Awards"

Este programa é feito em parceria com a União Africana e os Ministérios da Saúde, Ciência, Educação e Género de África.

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Message du Dr Rasha Kelej sur le partenariat avec S.E. Mme NEO JANE MASISI, Première Dame du Botswana, annonçant les prix de reconnaissance de la meilleure affiche nommée « Stop GBV » Best Poster Recognition Awards

Most creative and inspiring work advocating one of the key contest objectives of stopping GBV will be eligible to win the contest.

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Mensagem da Dra. Rasha Kelej sobre ser nomeada como “A Mulher Africana do Ano 2020”

Tenho a honra de ser nomeada “A Mulher Africana do Ano 2020” pela revista New African Woman, Reino Unido, em reconhecimento aos meus esforços e dedicação em defender o empoderamento das mulheres e a construção da capacidade de saúde, especialmente durante estes tempos desafiadores da pandemia do Coronavírus.

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Mensagem do Dr. Rasha Kelej sobre a parceria com a primeira-dama do Botswana marcando o Dia Internacional da ‘Eliminação da Violência contra as Mulheres’, anunciando o Concurso de Melhor Cartaz para “STOP GBV”

Eu praticamente me juntei à Primeira Dama de Botswana durante seu passeio de bicicleta STOP VBG e celebrei o dia internacional para a 'Eliminação da violência contra mulheres e meninas' por meio de um concurso de melhor poster.

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Dra. Rasha Kelej, PCA da Fundação Merck apresentar a história para enfatizar a importância da educação das meninas.

A história de uma jovem chamada Linda, que representa nossas meninas africanas que lutam por sua educação todos os dias.

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Le Dr Rasha Kelej, PDG de la Fondation Merck, présente une histoire pour souligner l'importance de l'éducation des filles.

L'éducation est la seule chose que personne ne peut vous enlever. Donc, pour toutes les familles, soutenez l'éducation de votre fille comme ce qui s'est passé dans cette histoire.

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Mensagem de boas-vindas da Dra. Rasha Kelej sobre a nomeação da Nova Primeira Dama do Burundi, S. Exa. ANGELINE NDAYISHIMIYE, como Embaixadora da Merck More Than a Mother

Discutimos a nossa colaboração e parceria de longo prazo com a sua Fundação, Ministério da Saúde e o Ministério da Educação para continuar os nossos esforços na construção de capacidade de saúde, oferecer formação especializada a mais médicos e empoderar as meninas por meio da educação.

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Message du Dr Rasha Kelej sur sa nomination dans le cadre des «50 femmes les plus Influentes Egypte 2020»

Je suis honorée de figurer parmi les 50 femmes les plus influentes d'Egypte 2020. Après ma reconnaissance en tant que Femme africaine de l'année 2020 et l'une des Africaines les plus influentes 2019, 2020

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Message du Dr Rasha Kelej à l’occasion de la célébration de la «Journée mondiale du diabète 2020» en partenariat avec les Premières Dames d’Afrique dans le cadre du « Merck Foundation Diabetes Blue Points Program»

Environ 500 médecins d'Afrique, d'Asie et d'Amérique latine ont été inscrits à ces formations pour améliorer l'accès à des soins de qualité et équitables sur le diabète, l'hypertension et l'endocrinologie dans plus de 39 pays.

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Message from Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation on the importance of applying Physical Distancing as part of our Social Responsibility.

We are inviting applications for ‘‘Stay at Home” Media Recognition Awards in order to reward the journalists who are raising awareness in most effective and creative way on how to keep safe and keep physically & mentally healthy during this difficult phase.

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Message from Rasha Kelej on the release of ‘ABC & 123’ song to support children’s education in general and Girls’ education in specific.

I have produced this song myself as a message from Merck Foundation to support children’s education and gender equality in education

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Message de Rasha Kelej sur la sortie de la chanson « ABC & 123 » pour soutenir l’éducation des enfants en général et celle des filles en particulier

J'ai produit cette chanson comme message de la Fondation Merck pour soutenir l’éducation des enfants et l’égalité des sexes dans l’éducation

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Mensagem do Dr. Rasha Kelej dando as boas-vindas à Primeira Dama da RDC como Embaixadora da Merck More Than A Mother e marcando juntos o Dia Internacional da Violência contra as Mulheres e Meninas

Discutimos a nossa colaboração e parceria de longo prazo com a sua Fundação, Ministério da Saúde e o Ministério da Educação para continuar os nossos esforços na construção de capacidade de saúde, oferecer formação especializada a mais médicos e empoderar as meninas por meio da educação.

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Mensagem do Dr. Rasha Kelej anunciando os vencedores do Prêmio de Reconhecimento de Mídia "Fique em Casa" para os Países da América Latina

Parabéns a todos os vencedores e esperamos receber uma contribuição de longo prazo para elevar ainda a conscientização e ser a voz dos sem voz, principalmente durante essa pandemia global de saúde..

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Dr. Rasha Kelej wishes Happy World Embryologists Day

Merck Foundation has trained more than *82 Embryologists from 27 countries. More embryologists will be trained in more countries to continue our commitment to break the stigma around infertility

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Message from Dr. Rasha Kelej CEO of Merck Foundation, on the importance of wearing cloth face covering in public setting.

Apply Physical Distancing and Stay Socially Connected

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Message from Dr. Rasha Kelej on being recognised as one of the 100 Most Influential African Women 2020

I promise to continue to empower women, support girl education and build healthcare capacity in Africa, Asia and beyond, says Dr. Rasha Kelej

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Mensaje del Dr. Rasha Kelej anunciando los ganadores de los premios de reconocimiento de medios "Stay at Home" para países de América Latina

Muchas felicitaciones a todos los ganadores y esperamos conseguir una contribución duradera de cada uno de ustedes para seguir concienciando y ser la voz de los que no tienen voz, especialmente durante una pandemia sanitaria como la que padecemos.

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Mensagem da Drª. Rash Kelej por ocasião da outorga de certificados pelas Primeiras Damas Africanas aos vencedores dos “Stay At Home” Media Recognition Awards 2020

Damos as boas-vindas aos vencedores como Merck Foundation Alumni e esperamos trabalhar juntos com elas, para criar uma mudança cultural como parte dos programas ‘Merck More Than a Mother’ e ‘Educating Linda’.

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Message from Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation on how to cope with Covid-19 lockdown

Stay safe and healthy says Dr. Rasha Kelej

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Mensagem do Dr. Rasha Kelej sobre a marca do ‘Dia Mundial da Diabetes 2020’ em parceria com as Primeiras Damas africanas através do « Merck Foundation Diabetes Blue Points Program»

Cerca de 500 médicos de África, Ásia e América Latina foram inscritos nesta formação para melhorar o acesso ao tratamento de diabetes, hipertensão e endocrinologia de qualidade e equitativo em mais de 39 países.

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Message from Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation, on the power of Physical Distancing

It is the only way we can together kill Corona Virus, don't take it lightly, stay safe, says Dr. Rasha Kelej.

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Mensagem da Dra. Rasha Kelej sobre ser nomeada como a categoria '50 mulheres mais influentes do Egito 2020 '

Tenho a honra de ser apresentada entre as 50 mulheres mais influentes do Egito 2020. Após meu reconhecimento como a Mulher Africana do ano de 2020 e uma das mais Influentes Africanas de 2019, 2020

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Message du Dr Rasha Kelej sur la sortie de la chanson «Brighter day» pour soutenir l'autonomisation économique des femmes en Afrique

“Si les femmes sont autonomisées, chaque jour sera vraiment «Brighter day»”

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Message du Dr Rasha Kelej sur la participation virtuelle de S.E. Mme NEO JANE MASISI, La Première Dame du Botswana, pour une tournée à vélo dans le cadre de « STOP GBV » au Botswana et à travers l'Afrique

Je salue ma chère sœur, Mme NEO JANE MASIS, La Première Dame du Botswana pour ses efforts et son idée novatrice pour mettre fin à la violence sexiste et basée sur le genre (GBV) et nous encourage à prendre position contre la GBV et la maltraitance des enfants.

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En tant que ‘Merck Foundation CEO’ et en tant que femme africaine, je suis ravie de vous inviter à lire notre nouveau livre d'histoire inspirant, « Faites Le Bon Choix ».

Restons tous responsables, honnêtes et loyaux et faisons le bon choix même pendant les moments les plus difficiles. Profitez de la lecture de notre livre de contes.

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Message from Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation on an inspiring storybook, MAKING THE RIGHT CHOICE.

This storybook to be part of our Africa Community awareness campaign about Corona virus.

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Mensagem da Dra. Rasha Kelej por ocasião da realização da cerimónia de premiação virtual aos vencedores de "Stay at Home" Media Recognition Awards de África e América Latina

Muitos parabéns a todos os vencedores. Estou muito orgulhosa de todos vocês, vocês são os melhores jornalistas africanos e latino-americanos da Merck Foundation que cobriram a pandemia do coronavírus.

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موسسة ميرك" الدولية الخيرية تدعم 500 أسرة عامل من المتضررين من فيروس كورونا المستجد بالتعاون مع الأورمان

قلج: لابد من دعم هؤلاء الغير قادرين على تحمل ظروف توقف معظم الأعمال بشكل كامل ويومى لمواجهة هذا الفيروس

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Mensagem de felicitação da Dra. Rasha Kelej aos 96 médicos pela sua seleção para o Diploma PG de um ano em Medicina Sexual e Reprodutiva e convidando-os para a 7a edição da Luminária Merck Africa Asia 2020 por videoconferência.

Os objetivos da reunião são discutir os desafios e soluções para construir a capacidade de cuidados de fertilidade e definir intervenções para melhorar o acesso a soluções de cuidados de fertilidade equitativas e de qualidade e quebrar o estigma em torno da infertilidade e mulheres com infertilidade em África e na Ásia.

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Message from Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation on Educating Linda Program

The story of a young girl called Linda, which represents our African girls who struggle for their education every day.

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Message from Dr. Rasha Kelej on ‘BECAUSE I WANT TO BE’ TV show, launched in partnership with The First Lady of Ghana and UNFPA

This program aims to enable girls to stay in school until they complete Senior High School and to enable the positive transformation of society.

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Como PCA da Fundação Merck e como uma mulher africana, apraz-me convidá-lo a ler o nosso novo livro de histórias inspirador, "Fazer a escolha certa".

Vamos todos permanecer responsáveis, honestos e leais e fazer a escolha certa, mesmo nos momentos mais difíceis. Aproveite a leitura do nosso livro de histórias.

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Mensagem da Dra. Rasha Kelej sobre o lançamento da música “Brighter Day” para apoiar o empoderamento econômico das mulheres na África

Si les femmes sont autonomisées, chaque jour sera vraiment «Brighter day»

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Un message du Dr. Rasha Kelej sur le partenariat avec la Nouvelle Première Dame du Malawi pour renforcer les capacités de soins de santé et renforcer la réponse au COVID-19 au Malawi et en Afrique en général

J'ai hâte de travailler avec la Première Dame du Malawi, S.E. Mme MONICA CHAKWERA pour améliorer davantage les capacités des soins de santé et promettre d'améliorer l'accès à des soins de santé de qualité et équitables et de créer une armée médicale forte au Malawi.

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Message from Dr Rasha Kelej to her friends and followers.

Touched 2M Followers @Rasha Kelej & 1M Followers @Merck Foundation.

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Mensagem da Dra. Rasha Kelej sobre a inauguração do primeiro Centro de FIV público no Níger

Estou orgulhosa que a Fundação Merck apoiou a capacitação no tratamento de fertilidade e treinou os primeiros especialistas em fertilidade e embriologistas para trabalhar no primeiro centro de fertilização em vitro / ART no Níger.

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Message from Dr. Rasha Kelej appreciating the First Lady of The Gambia for her Sustainability Initiative

Let’s work together to save our Planet. Sustainability is a shared responsibility

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Mensagem da Dra. Rasha Kelej sobre a parceria com a Nova Primeira Dama do Malawi para construir a capacidade de saúde e fortalecer a resposta à COVID 19 no Malawi e em África em geral

 Estou ansiosa para trabalhar com a Primeira Dama do Malawi, S. Exa.  Sra. MONICA CHAKWERA para aumentar a capacidade de saúde e prometer a melhoraria no acesso a cuidados de saúde de qualidade e equitativos e criar um forte exército médico no Malawi.

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Message from Dr. Rasha Kelej on Merck Foundation strategy to provide specialty training for African doctors to better manage Diabetes and Hypertension patients who are Coronavirus risk groups

Merck Foundation provides trainings to doctors from Africa & Asia and so far we have 183 trainees and enrollments from 35 countries.

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Message from Dr Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation about the community donations in partnership with The First Lady of Niger in the country.

For the respect of barrier gestures and measures of social distancing, the donation of the kits was done in groups of 20.

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Message du Dr Rasha Kelej sur l'inauguration du premier centre public de FIV au Niger

Je suis fier que la Fondation Merck ait soutenu le renforcement des capacités des soins de fertilité et formé les premiers spécialistes de fertilité et embryologistes à travailler dans le premier centre de FIV / TPA au Niger.

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Message du Dr Rasha Kelej sur la stratégie de la Fondation Merck pour fournir une formation spécialisée aux médecins africains afin de mieux gérer les patients atteints de diabète et d'hypertension qui sont des groupes à risque de coronavirus

La Fondation Merck fourni des formations aux médecins d'Afrique et d'Asie et jusqu'à présent, nous avons 183 candidats formés et des inscriptions venant de 35 pays.

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Mensagem do Dr. Rasha Kelej sobre a estratégia da Merck Foundation para fornecer treinamento especializado para médicos africanos para melhor gerenciar pacientes com Diabetes e Hipertensão Arterial que são grupos de risco para

A Fundação Merck fornece treinamentos para médicos da África e Ásia e, até agora, temos 183 formandos e matrículas de 35 países.

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Dr. Rasha Kelej, encouraging all Media Representatives across Africa & Asia to apply for ''Stay at Home'' Media Recognition Awards to mark the 'World Health Day' together.

Click here for more details on“Stay at Home” Media Recognition Awards.

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A Message from Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation for Earth Day

Let’s work together everyone in our own way to protect our planet and save the earth, says Dr. Rasha Kelej.

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A Message from Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation to sensitize our communities on how to keep safe and stay healthy physically and mentally.

Click here for more details on“Stay at Home” Media Recognition Awards.

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A message from Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation about 'David Story', a children storybook that emphasizes the strong family values of love and respect from young age.

Enjoy reading David’s story

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Senator Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation named among Most Influential African Woman in the world, as “African Woman of the year 2020”, for the third time

Senator Dr. Rasha Kelej, is truly a force of nature and one of Africa’s unsung ‘sheroes’ of women’s empowerment and health advocates. Here at the NAW, we will be right behind this inspirational woman, all the way.

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Merck Foundation CEO et les Premières Dames Africaines annoncent les gagnants des Prix « Merck Foundation More Than a Mother » Africa Media Recognition Awards 2020 pour briser la stigmatisation liée à l'infertilité

"Je suis très fière de reconnaître et d'apprécier les journalistes professionnels qui sont devenus la voix des sans voix et des conteurs d'histoires des femmes infertiles et qui brisent la stigmatisation qui y est associée, et qui ont également sensibilisé sur l'infertilité masculine"

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Merck Foundation CEO virtually joins Botswana First Lady during her cycling tour to STOP GBV and marked the International day of ‘Elimination of violence against Women and Girls’ through the Poster Contest

Merck Foundation and Botswana First Lady marks International Day of ‘Elimination of Violence against Women’ by starting Poster Contest to STOP GBV.

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Dr. Rasha Kelej joins other global icons like Naomi Campbell and Fatma Samoura on APO Group’s African Women in Media Award Judging panel

Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation is part of the prestigious APO Group African Women in Media Award 2020 100-member jury

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Merck Foundation « Stay at Home » Media Recognition Awards 2020 ont récompensé le meilleur reportage sur COVID-19 dans la République Démocratique du Congo

Nous attendons avec impatience une association à long terme pour sensibiliser davantage et être la voix des sans voix

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للمرة الثالثة.. اختيار رشا قلج ضمن الأفريقيات الأكثر تأثيرا ونفوذا بالعالم في

اختارت مجلة «نيو أفريكان وومان -New African Woman» التي تصدر في العاصمة الإنجليزية لندن، المصرية رشا قلج الرئيس التنفيذي لمؤسسة «ميرك» الدولية الخيرية وعضو مجلس الشيوخ ضمن قائمة تضم النساء الأفريقيات الأكثر تأثيرًا ونفوذًا في العالم لعام 2020.

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Senator Rasha Kelej, CEO Of Merck Foundation Named Among Most Influential African Woman In The World, As “African Woman Of The Year 2020”, For The Third Time

In November 2020, Dr Rasha was among 100 Egyptian experts appointed to the Senate council by President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi.

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African First Ladies partner with Merck Foundation to empower infertile women

Initiative which aims to empower infertile women through access to information, education, health and by changing mindsets

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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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Botswana First Lady partners with Merck Foundation and African First Ladies to strengthen healthcare capacity and COVID 19 response in Africa

During the Summit, the First Ladies of Africa underscored the importance of Merck Foundation's successful strategy of healthcare capacity building through providing training to young African doctors, since 2012, even before the pandemic started.

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