“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
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
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.
During Merck More Than a Mother Launch in Namibia, Deputy health minister Juliet Kavetuna said, infertility is a condition not a sickness.
Involvement of prominent individuals has added great traction to the campaign created by Merck Foundation to address the issue of infertility.
Merck Foundation is committed to lead Africa to a better future through shaping the landscape of cancer care in the continent, said Dr Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation
Under the Sustainability Initiative, the foundation will promote education, engage and empower youth and young entrepreneurs through access to information, and change the mindsets of youth in order to enrich their understanding of sustainability
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.
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.
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
Through this story, Merck More Than a Father Campaign highlights the fact the infertility affects both men and women equally
During the Annual Conference of Merck Foundation, an amazing song was released with the aim to empower African girls and women in education and motivate them to pursue their dreams and reach their potential.
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.
a song that aims at empowering African girls and women in education and to motivate them to pursue their dreams and reach their potential.
Merck Foundation and Ghana’s First Lady Rebecca Akufo Addo stepped up last week to raise awareness through music on building heath care in Africa.
It provided a great opportunity for the journalists to meet the experts and also to network with each other and work as a unit to eradicate the stigma around infertility in Liberia and rest of Africa.
First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa and Dr. Rasha Kelej fight alongside other African First Ladies to end infertility stigma
The ‘Educating Linda’ project has been rolled out to help young unprivileged but brilliant, hardworking and sharp in class.
The song and its video have been composed. sung and produced by The First Lady of Burundi, Her Excellency Denise Nkurunziza as her special contribution to support Merck More Than a Mother campaign.
H.E. AUXILLIA MNANGAGW, The First Lady of Zimbabwe and Ambassador of Merck More Than a Mother emphasized, “We welcome this important initiative of Merck Foundation in our country.
Merck Foundation will also be providing training in the fields of Fertility, Diabetes and Cancer to Guinean doctors to build healthcare capacity in the country.
Merck Foundation provides their first ‘Health Media Training’ in partnership with the First Lady of the Kingdom of Lesotho
Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation explained “This song is part of Merck More than a Mother Movement to discover African talent that can produce songs, music, movies and fashion to address the stigma of infertility to sensitize African communities
The 6 winners got an opportunity to exhibit their designs during Zambia Fashion Week with the aim to empower infertile and childless women. The theme of the ceremony was #NoToInferrtilityStigma
During Merck Africa Asia Luminary, in order to contribute to the social and economic development of Africa and Asia, more than 1000 healthcare providers, policymakers, academia, researchers and health media from 60 Sub- Saharan African countries participated
Merck Foundation will provide one and two years Oncology Fellowship to doctors to improve access to equitable cancer care in the country..Know More here
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Watch here - Plus qu'une mère song by Merck Foundation
Merck Foundation to provide One and two Year on-line Post-graduate Diabetes Diploma and Masters from South Wales University for more than 180 doctors from 34 countries in Africa and Asia.
Merck Foundation in partnership with Minister of Gender and Social Welfare has provided embryology and clinical training on fertility specialty in the past two years
"Media plays an important role in sensitizing the society. It can help in breaking the stigma around infertility, says, Dr Rasha Kelej.
Merck Foundation will also be working closely with the Office of First Lady to support the establishment of first ever public IVF centre in the country by providing technical advice and training to medical and paramedical staff.
Entries can be submitted till 30th June 2019 more details inside..
Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation, in an exclusive interview on a wide range of issues, with The Light Magazine
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
"I am very proud that 11 African First Ladies have partnered with Merck Foundation and have become the Ambassadors of our unique and historic campaign "Merck more than a Mother" to empower infertile women and eliminate the stigma around infertility in their countries and across Africa.", said Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation.
The applicants are requested to send the sketches of their creations as an attachment on email: email@example.com. The closing date for applications is 30th of June 2019.
Through this program, Merck Foundation has enrolled and provided clinical training in Oncology to 57 candidates from more than 21 African countries. We will soon scale up and strengthen our efforts and activities in more countries”, emphasized Dr. Rasha Kelej.
Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation met His Excellency MACKY SALL, The President of Senegal to discuss..
"I strongly believe in the critical role media play to sensitize communities." says Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO Merck Foundation
The First Lady applauded Merck Foundation for the critical role it has been playing in the socio-economic development of especially Ghanaian Women
Merck Foundation awards the First Lady of Central African Republic to acknowledge her efforts to empower infertile women as ambassador for Merck More than a Mother
Merck Foundation underscored their partnership with the First Lady and ministry of Health of C.A.R.
Merck Foundation to provide One Year on-line Post-graduate Diploma in Diabetes Management from UK to the winners of the Merck Diabetes Award 2017
"I am proud to acknowledge 'Merck More Than a Mother' heroines in the heart of Africa, celebrating women empowerment every day," says Dr. Rasha Kelej CEO of Merck Foundation
Prof. Frank Stangnberg-Haverkamp Meets the President of Niger H.E. Mahamadou Issoufou to Discuss Merck Foundation Commitment towards Niger
“Merck More Than a Mother” initiative aims to empower infertile women through access to information, education and health and by changing mind-sets.
Merck Foundation has provided training to over 50 fertility specialists and embryologists from Africa and Asia
"We are committed to lead Africa to a better future through changing the landscape of Cancer care in the continent, says Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation
“I strongly believe in the critical role media play to sensitize communities, emphasized, Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation
Merck Foundation connects Africa to India, to build the fertility care capacity in the African And Asian continents.
Merck Foundation in partnership with the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO), conducted ‘Merck More Than a Mother’ panel at their Regional conference 2018, in Dubai.
Merck Foundation in partnership with the First Lady of Chad commits to building healthcare capacity in the country with special focus on Cancer, Diabetes, and Infertility.
Merck Foundation appointed the H.E Fatoumatta Bah-Barrow, the First Lady of The Gambia as an ambassador of ‘Merck More Than a Mother’ campaign in The Gambia
Marking the “World Cancer Day” at African Union Assembly, Merck Foundation pledges to continue their commitment to provide oncology fellowship program across Africa in partnership with African First Ladies
he signing ceremony was witnessed by YB Datuk Dr. Mary Yap Kain Ching, Deputy Minister of Higher Education Malaysia.
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.
This song will add significant value to influence the culture change we are advocating says, Dr Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation
I strongly believe in the critical role the media play in sensitizing communities, says Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation.
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
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.
Research has shown that 50 per cent of infertility cases are attributed to men, not women
Following the ‘We Can. I can’ theme of ‘World Cancer Day 2016-18’ Merck Foundation commits to building cancer care capacity in Africa and developing countries
International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) invites you to participate in the FIGO Regional Conference of Middle East and Africa scheduled to take place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates from 11 to 13 April 2018.
In 2017, Through their Merck cancer access program, Merck foundation partnered with Tata Memorial center and Maharashtra University to provide one and two years oncology fellowship program for more than 30 Doctors from African countries
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.
An interview of Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation with Nation Media Group, Kenya
From India to Malaysia, Merck Foundation continues their collaborative efforts to build healthcare capacity in Africa and Developing Countries.
Deputy Higher Education Minister Datuk Dr Mary Yap Kain Ching witnessed the event.
The signing ceremony was witnessed by YB Datuk Dr.Mary Yap Kain Ching, Deputy Minister of Higher Education Malaysia.
More than 450 African healthcare providers, policy makers and researchers from Africa and Asia benefited from the luminary sessions.
Merck Foundation affirmed their support to the Cancer institute's role as a regional centre of excellence for East Africa
Guest of honour, Prof. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp affirms Merck’s long term partnership with African countries
Dr. Rasha Kelej appointed as a Chief Executive Officer of the Merck Foundation
H.E. President of the Republic of Liberia and Africa’s First Female Head of State Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has awarded a “Medal of Honour” to Prof. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp, Chairman of Executive Board and Family Board of E. Merck KG in recognition of Merck’s efforts to empower African women and girls in the fields of science and technology where they are currently under-represented.
“Merck More than a Mother” initiative in partnership with Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction (ASPIRE), conducted a panel to address challenges and solutions to access to regulated fertility care in Africa and Asia.
Infertility is Not a Stigma: Merck More than a Mother championed by Nigeria’s First Lady, Mrs. Aisha Buhari continues its quest to empower more infertile women; this time in Nigeria
"Merck More than a Mother" campaign in Africa for the first time in Uganda as part of the Merck CAP.The campaign was first implemented in Kenya in 2015 and will be implemented this year in Uganda.
Merck continues their commitment for the second year to empower infertile women in Uganda through improving access to information, health, change of mind-set and economic empowerment.
Merck, through its ‘Merck More than a Mother’ initiative in partnership with Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction (ASPIRE), conducted a panel to address challenges and solutions to improve access to regulated fertility care in Africa and Asia.
Monrovia, Liberia, March 8, 2017 — Merck, a leading science and technology company, today marks “International Women’s Day” with the launch of “Merck More than a Mother” and “Merck STEM for Girls and Women” program for the first time in Liberia.
First Lady Margaret Kenyatta held talks with the First Lady of Central African Republic Madam Brigitte Toudore, Member of Executive Board and CEO of Merck Healthcare Dr. Belen Garijo and Chief Social Officer of Merck Healthcare Dr. Rasha Kelej. They agreed to scale up programs aimed at empowering women in Africa.
Rasha Kelej (center), Chief Social Officer, Merck Healthcare and the initiator of "Merck More than a Mother" initiative and Joyce Lay, Member of Parliament, Taita Taveta and the initiative's Ambassador in Kenya admire potato chips cooked by Grace Kambini with an improved cooking stove provided by through 'Empowering Berna' Project
“Merck More than a Mother” high level panel calls for action to improve access to regulated fertility care and empowering infertile women in Africa
Merck More than a Mother campaign launched in Nigeria was championed by the country’s first lady, Her Excellency Mrs. Aisha Buhari. The launch held in Abuja, Nigeria is in partnership with Senate Commission on Health; Ministry of Health; Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development and Future Assured organization.
women cancer survivors and build cancer care capacity in Africa. These efforts are contributing to what ‘We Can’ do together to reduce the global burden of cancer in developing countries.
Merck in partnership with “Women for Cancer” started this initiative with the aim to empower women cancer survivors in Africa through supporting them to establish their own small business so that they can lead an independent and productive life.
The winner from each university has been granted a one year postgraduate diabetes diploma in South Wales University, United Kingdom
“Merck More than a Patient” Initiative in partnership with “Women for Cancer” to empower women cancer survivors in Africa
Merck kicks off their social media campaign to raise awareness about diabetes early detection and prevention as part of Merck Capacity Advancement Program- CAP
A new oncology fellowship at the University of Nairobi aims to improve access to cancer care and strengthen the healthcare system in emerging markets.
Through “Empowering Berna” project “Merck More than a Mother” will support infertile women who can’t bear children anymore to establish their small business so that they can re-build their own independent and happier lives
During the 11th African Congress for Women Entrepreneurs, Professor Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp, chairman of Executive Board and Family Board of Merck KGaA, received the 'African Alliances He for She Award' for Women Empowerment
“Merck More than a Mother’s” efforts received big support in Finland from a high level panel of ministers, parliamentarians, academia, International Federation of Fertility Societies (IFFS), African Fertility Society and global fertility experts.
“Merck More than a Mother” initiative will support Jackline Mwende, the recent victim of infertility stigma, throughout the rest of her life after having her hands chopped off by her husband for failing to bear children.
During “Merck Jakarta Diabetes Day”, More Than 30,000 Community Members will receive free diabetes screening in collaboration with Jakarta Government
A new initiative ‘Empowering Berna’ announced to empower underprivileged infertile women
A new initiative ‘Empowering Berna’ announced to empower underprivileged infertile women
Merck joined hands with Uganda Ministry of Health to raise awareness about cancer early detection