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 together with African First Ladies announce ‘Stay at Home’ Media Recognition Awards

Call for Application - 'Stay at Home' Media Recognition Awards. submit your entries now.

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A Key Message from Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation on COVID-19

Stay safe and healthy says Dr. Rasha Kelej

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Merck Foundation meet the President of Namibia to underscore their long-term partnership with the First Lady of Namibia to break infertility stigma

Merck Foundation launched their programs in partnership with Namibia’s First Lady together with Ministry of Health & Social Service and Ministry of Education

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Merck Foundation Calls for Applications for Merck Africa Research Summit–MARS Awards 2020

UNESCO Merck Africa Research Summit – MARS 2020 in partnership with African Union will be held in Zambia with the aim to empower Women and Youth in Research.

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Merck Foundation launches their programs in partnership with Namibia’s First Lady and Ministries of Health and Education.

Merck Foundation announces the First Lady of Namibia as Ambassador of Merck more than a Mother.

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Merck Foundation In Media

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Merck Foundation Empowers young Doctors

“I feel highly blessed to have come into contact with the Merck Foundation program. Non- communicable disease prevention and management is an area that has been largely neglected in our country, says Merck Foundation Alumni

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Merck Foundation's Children Storybook Released in Partnership With the First Lady of Namibia to Break Stigma Around Infertility From Young Age

Women are not just mothers; they are productive members of society and should be respected. This book will help to disseminate this message to the children and youth of our nation," says, Dr. Rasha Kelej

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Erasing the stigma of infertility

First Lady Monica Geingos says it is wrong to still position motherhood and fatherhood as the ultimate goal for women and men. “If you cannot have children, you remain a human being.

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Struggling with infertility in silence

During Merck More Than a Mother Launch in Namibia, Deputy health minister Juliet Kavetuna said, infertility is a condition not a sickness.

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Championing The Fight Against Infertility Stigmatization, The Melody Voice Of Pres. Weah

Involvement of prominent individuals has added great traction to the campaign created by Merck Foundation to address the issue of infertility.

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