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مؤسسه ميرك العالمية تعقد قمة افريقية بمشاركة السيدات الاول لــ 13 دولة افريقية

وقالت قلج أن القمة هدفها تحديد ومتابعة البرامج المشتركة المختلفة التي تهدف إلى تعزيز قدرات قطاع الرعاية الصحية العام وتعزيز أساليب المواجهة لفيروس كورونا المستجد.

First Lady Monica Chakwera to launch girls education programme

“Under Merck Foundation’s Educating Linda, the initiative seeks to educate girls, especially in rural areas. The vision and goals of Educating Linda are in line with a what my personal foundation to be launched soon, will be focusing on” said First Lady of Malawi.

Dr. Rasha Kelej has been recognized as one of the 100 Most Influential African Women 2020

It is part of “Be a Girl“ initiative to inspire girls and women to reach their potential and pursue their dreams

Merck Foundation Collaborates With African First Ladies To Improve Cancer Care

Merck Foundation in partnership with African First Ladies and Ministries of Health, continue to provide one, two- and three-year Oncology Fellowship and Master degree for African doctors through their Cancer Access Program with the aim to increase the limited number of Oncologists across the continent.

First Ladies in Africa united in order to eliminate stigma towards infertile couples through working with Merck Foundation

Zimbabwe is among several African countries benefiting from the Merck Foundation‘s Embryology and Fertility Programme which will see close to 200 local doctors going through specialist training.

Merck Foundation Marks World Artificial Reproductive Technology Day, Trains Embryologists and Fertility Specialists across Africa and Asia

“The African First Ladies have partnered with Merck Foundation to lead and execute many initiatives in their respective countries as Merck More Than a Mother Ambassadors

11 African countries, three languages: Merck Foundation CEO acknowledges health workers with “My White Army”

As part of effort to encourage and show solidarity for health workers risking their lives to save lives amidst the coronavirus pandemic, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Merck Foundation, Dr Rasha Kelej has shown the way

Merck Foundation CEO among list of 100 Most Influential African Women

‘Merck More Than a Mother’ campaign is a historic movement that aims to empower childless and infertile women through access to information, education, and change of mind-sets.

بمشاركة السيدات الأوليات بـ 13 دولة.. ميرك العالمية تعقد قمة أفريقية لمكافحة كورونا

وقالت قلج أن القمة هدفها تحديد ومتابعة البرامج المشتركة المختلفة التي تهدف إلى تعزيز قدرات قطاع الرعاية الصحية العام وتعزيز أساليب المواجهة لفيروس كورونا المستجد.

Merck Foundation's first Online Summit with African First Ladies to strengthen healthcare capacity and joint response to COVID 19

The MFFLI VC Summit, special edition aims to share experiences, discuss challenges, and define solutions to further strengthen healthcare capacity to better respond to this global pandemic in Africa

Merck Foundation and 13 African First Ladies meet to strengthen healthcare to control COVID 19

African First Ladies are committed to work closely with Merck Foundation to introduce innovative ideas that will engage different sectors to create a culture shift with the aim to break the stigma of infertility

Merck Foundation and 13 African First Ladies meet to strengthen healthcare to control COVID 19

MFFLI is a Merck Foundation platform of African First Ladies to share experience to ensure continuous improvement and exchange variable aspects of different cultures in order to standardize specific messages that can raise awareness across Africa

Premier sommet en ligne de la Fondation Merck avec les Premières Dames Africaines pour renforcer les capacités de soins de santé et la réponse conjointe au COVID 19

En réponse à la pandémie COVID 19, Merck Foundation avons adopté une stratégie d'éducation médicale en ligne en fournissant à plus de 350 médecins africains un diplôme en ligne d'un an et un master en ligne de deux ans dans de nombreuses spécialités

FRIENDS IN NEED, FRIENDS INDEED:Q & A WITH DR RASHA KELEJ ON THE MERCK FOUNDATION RESPONSE TO COVID 19 IN AFRICA

Read to know the response of Merck Foundation to Covid 19 in Africa under leadership of CEO Dr Rasha Kelej

Merck Foundation supports livelihood of women and casual workers

Merck Foundation has also launched ‘Stay at Home’ Media Recognition Awards in partnership with the African First Ladies.

Cancer: Merck Foundation sponsors 80 doctors for oncology Fellowship, Msc program

"The objective of the intervention was to develop a multidisciplinary Oncology care team in each African country just like other fields of medicine notably, Pediatric, Gynecology, Radiation Oncologists, Nursing, Pathologist and Radiology Technician" said Dr. Rasha Kelej.

Merck Foundation Joins Hands With African First Ladies To Improve Cancer Care In Africa

Merck Foundation to make history in Africa by training the first African oncologists and cancer care teams in The Gambia, Sierra Leone, Burundi, Liberia, Guinea Conakry, Central African Republic, Chad and Niger.

هالة زايد ورشا قلج تحصدان لقب السيدات الأكثر تأثيرا في إفريقيا لـ2020

حازت الدكتورة هالة زايد وزيرة الصحة، والدكتورة رشا قلج الرئيس التنفيذي لمؤسسة ميرك الخيرية الدولية، على لقب السيدات الأفارقة الأكثر تاثيرًا في إفريقيا لعام 2020.

Merck Foundation trains more oncologists as cancer cases rise in Africa

CEO of Merck Foundation, Dr. Rasha Kelej indicated that the main objective of the initiative is to provide quality and affordable care to patients.

Specialist training for 117 doctors

“Through this oncology programme, Merck Foundation is providing scholarships to train young doctors from Zimbabwe in various specialties of oncology, with the aim to establish a skilled team able to improve access to quality and equitable cancer care in the country,” said Dr Rasha Kelej.

Merck Foundation and 13 African First Ladies meet to strengthen healthcare to control COVID 19

MFFLI is a Merck Foundation platform of African First Ladies to share experience to ensure continuous improvement and exchange variable aspects of different cultures in order to standardize specific messages that can raise awareness across Africa

Merck Foundation and 13 African First Ladies meet to strengthen healthcare to control COVID 19

The African First Ladies shared the experiences of working closely with Merck Foundation in their respective countries with special focus on the programs to build healthcare capacity and the response to COVID -19.

Merck Foundation and 13 African First Ladies meet to strengthen healthcare to control COVID 19

Merck Foundation conducted their first Video Conference Summit of Merck Foundation First Ladies Initiative (MFFLI) on 31st August 2020 to define and follow up on different joint programs that aims to advance public healthcare sector capacity and strengthen the response to COVID 19 in their countries.

Merck Foundation and 13 African First Ladies meet to strengthen healthcare to control COVID 19

The African First Ladies shared the experiences of working closely with Merck Foundation in their respective countries with special focus on the programs to build healthcare capacity and the response to COVID -19.

Merck Foundation and 13 African First Ladies meet to strengthen healthcare to control COVID 19

African First Ladies are excited to work together on all their initiatives to build healthcare capacity and empower girls in education

Merck Foundation Held First Online Summit With African First Ladies

The online conference aims to strengthen the response to COVID-19 and advancing the healthcare capacity in their respective countries.

Merck Foundation and First Ladies of Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Central African Republic, The Gambia, Ghana, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Sierra Leone, Zambia and Zimbabwe Meet to Strengthen Healthcare to Control COVID 19

MFFLI is a Merck Foundation platform of African First Ladies to share experience to ensure continuous improvement and exchange variable aspects of different cultures in order to standardize specific messages that can raise awareness across Africa

Merck Foundation and 13 African First Ladies meet to strengthen healthcare to control COVID 19

As a response to COVID 19 pandemic, Merck Foundation adopted online medical education strategy through providing more than 350 African doctors with one-year online diploma and two-year online master degree in many specialties

Merck Foundation’s First Online Summit With African First Ladies

The pandemic has highlighted the importance of investing in improving access to equitable and quality healthcare which is Merck foundation’s strategy since 2012, even before the pandemic started.

Merck Foundation and 13 African First Ladies meet to strengthen healthcare to control COVID 19

Read to know more about the first video conference summit of Merck Foundation First Ladies Initiative (MFFLI)

Merck Foundation's first Online Summit with African First Ladies to strengthen healthcare capacity and joint response to COVID 19

MFFLI is a Merck Foundation platform of African First Ladies and “Merck More Than a Mother” Ambassadorsestablished with the aim to discuss challenges, define solutions, measure impact and share experience to ensure continuous improvement

Merck Foundation and First Ladies of Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Central African Republic, The Gambia, Ghana, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Sierra Leone, Zambia and Zimbabwe Meet to Strengthen Healthcare to Control COVID 19

The African First Ladies shared the experiences of working closely with Merck Foundation in their respective countries with special focus on the programs to build healthcare capacity and the response to COVID -19.

رشا قلج: يجب الاستفادة من سياسة الدولة في الحفاظ على الهوية الأفريقية

قالت رشا قلج، الرئيس التنفيذي لمؤسسة ميرك الخيرية الدولية، إنها حصدت للمرة الثانية على التوالي لقب السيدات الأكثر تأثيرا في أفريقيا لـ2020 التوالي نظرا لعملها على تخصصات خيرية عدة.

رشا قلج: سعيدة باختياري ضمن أكثر 100 سيدة تأثيرًا في القارة الأفريقية

للسيدات هو ما ساعدها هي: "مصر قدرت تتخطى 90 مركزًا في البنية التحتية للطرق، وهو أمر مبهر، ومصر بقت من أفضل 10 دول وصولا بعام 2030".

Merck Foundation CEO, Dr Rasha Kelej ranked on the list of 100 Most Influential African Women 2020

It is part of "Be a Girl" Initiative to acknowledge their efforts to empower girls through education to enable them reach their potential and pursue their dreams.

رشا قلج : أحلم أن تكون الموضة رسالة هادفه لكل العالم

قلج تتخذ من عروض الأزياء وسيلة جديدة لألقاء الضوء على قضايا عديدة تعمل بجد على مواجهتها فى مختلف أنحاء القارة الأفريقية.

Merck Foundation, African First Ladies to Improve Cancer Care in Africa

Merck Foundation has provided one, two-and three-year Oncology Fellowship and Master Degree for more than 80 Oncologists from 26 countries through their Cancer Access Program in partnership with African First Ladies and Ministries of Health of these countries.

اخبار مصر العاجلة - Egypt News : هالة زايد ورشا قلج تحصدان لقب السيدات الأكثر تأثيرا في إفريقيا لـ2020

حازت الدكتورة هالة زايد وزيرة الصحة، والدكتورة رشا قلج الرئيس التنفيذي لمؤسسة ميرك الخيرية الدولية، على لقب السيدات الأفارقة الأكثر تاثيرا في إفريقيا لعام 2020.

List of 100 Most Influential African Women 2020

Read to know the list which focus on women who are leading various initiatives across the continent and seeks to present them as role models for the younger generation as part of the 'Be a Girl' Initiative

Merck Foundation CEO, Rasha Kelej And Namibia First Lady; Monica Geingos, Make It To The List Of 100 Most Influential African Women 2020

It is part of "Be a Girl" Initiative to acknowledge their incredible achievements as women and to present them as role models for the younger generation

Merck Foundation, African First Ladies Join Covid-19 ‘Stay Safe’ Campaign

The theme of the awards is ‘Raising Awareness on how to Stay Safe and keep Physically and Mentally Healthy during Coronavirus Lockdown’.

Merck Foundation extends Olive branch, partner with Clar Hope Foundation

The Foundation has raced to respond to the coronavirus pandemic in partnership with 18 Africans First Ladies, Ministries of Health, Information and Education focusing on four main areas.

Merck Foundation joins African First Ladies to improve cancer care

Merck Foundation has provided one, two-and three-year Oncology Fellowship and Master degree for more than 80 Oncologists from 26 countries through their Cancer Access Program in partnership with African First Ladies and Ministries of Health of these countries.

Over 11 African musicians unite on a pan-African song

The song which is an initiative of Merck Foundation Chief Executive Officer Rasha Kelej was released on the 1st of June to appreciate the health professionals who are at the frontline in the war against the COVID-19 pandemic

” أبنة أفريقيا ” توحد القارة السمراء بالصحة والفن والموضة

بلا مبالغة تعتبر المصرية د. رشا قلج ” أبنة إفريقيا ” حالياً واحدة من أهم رائدات القارة السمراء .. تحدت الصعاب .. وساهمت في رسم مستقبل القارة السمراء بمختلف الأصعدة محلياً و أقليمياً ودولياً وخاصة في مجالات ريادة الصحة و الثقافة و الموضة والفن والعمل الإجتماعي و الحياة العامة وتعد “ رشا قلج ” نموذجاً فريداً للمرأة العاشقة لوطنها ولوحدة قارتها الأفريقية .

Over 180 fertility specialists trained in Africa through Merck Foundation

While the COVID-19 phase has inconvenienced travelling, Merck Foundation has started a scholarship program for one year online diploma and two years master degree in sexual and reproductive medicines from the United Kingdom Universities

Merck Foundation Trains 500 Specialist Health Workers In Africa

The aim of Merck Foundation training program is to develop a strong platform of specialists in Oncology, Fertility and Diabetes

رشا قلج … ” أبنة أفريقيا ” توحد القارة السمراء بالصحة والفن والموضة

بلا مبالغة تعتبر المصرية د. رشا قلج ” أبنة إفريقيا ” حالياً واحدة من أهم رائدات القارة السمراء .. تحدت الصعاب .. وساهمت في رسم مستقبل القارة السمراء بمختلف الأصعدة محلياً و أقليمياً ودولياً وخاصة في مجالات ريادة

د. رشا قلج .. ” أبنة أفريقيا ” توحد القارة السمراء بالصحة والفن والموضة

بلا مبالغة تعتبر المصرية د. رشا قلج ” أبنة إفريقيا ” حالياً واحدة من أهم رائدات القارة السمراء .. تحدت الصعاب .. وساهمت في رسم مستقبل القارة السمراء بمختلف الأصعدة محلياً و أقليمياً ودولياً وخاصة في مجالات ريادة الصحة و الثقافة و الموضة والفن والعمل الإجتماعي و الحياة العامة وتعد “ رشا قلج ” نموذجاً فريداً للمرأة العاشقة لوطنها ولوحدة قارتها الأفريقية .

Merck Foundation partners with The First Lady of Liberia to support the livelihoods of the casual worker and physically disabled community during Coronavirus confinement

The Merck Foundation has also undertaken similar relief activities in Egypt, as well as in Ghana, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Sierra Leone, The Gambia, Burkina Faso, Chad and Niger in partnership with their First Ladies to continue supporting up to 1000 poor families in each country.

Merck Foundation & African First Ladies To Provide Oncology Fellowship For African Doctors

As per the data, the burden of cancer in Africa is growing with recent estimates reporting 1.06 million new diagnosed cancer cases per year.

Merck Foundation Joins African First Ladies To Improve Cancer Care In Africa

"Our main objective is to provide quality and affordable care to patients who never had anyone to care of them before", says Dr. Rasha Kelej

Merck Foundation partners First Ladies to improve cancer care in Africa

Dr Rasha Kelej emphasized, "Our strategy is to develop a Multidisciplinary Oncology Care team in each country such as; Medical, Surgery, Pediatric, Gynecology, Radiation Oncologists, Nursing, Pathologist and Radiology Technician."

Cancer care: Merck Foundation provides oncology training for 80 doctors

It is an ongoing initiative as the aim is to build cancer care capacity and we plan to scale it up to train more doctors in more African countries

Merck Foundation To Train More African Oncologists

Zimbabwe is among the 26 African countries to be given this opportunity which will see 80 doctors from these nations getting trained.

Rasha Kelej: Egypt Makes History in Africa by Training African Oncologists

In partnership with the office of the first lady, the Merck Foundation will also offer a one-year diploma and two-year master’s degree in respiratory, cardiovascular, reproductive, and endocrine drugs in Liberia Africa.

رشا قلج: توفير منح مجانية لأطباء الصعيد في مجال الأورام

وأضافت: "نواصل بالشراكة مع السيدات الأفريقيات الأوائل ووزارات الصحة الأفريقية في تقديم زمالة تتراوح ما بين عامين وثلاث أعوام في تخصص الأورام للحصول على درجة الماجستير للأطباء الأفارقة، بهدف زيادة العدد المحدود لأطباء الأورام في جميع أنحاء القارة".

Merck Foundation Partners with African First Ladies to Improve Cancer Care on the Continent

Our main objective is to provide quality and affordable care to patients who never had anyone to care of them before.

” أبنة أفريقيا ” د. رشا قلج : أكره العنصرية وأفتخر بإنتمائي للقارة السمراء

بلا مبالغة تعتبر المصرية د. رشا قلج ” أبنة إفريقيا ” حالياً واحدة من أهم رائدات القارة السمراء

رشا قلج : أكره العنصرية وأفتخر بإنتمائي للقارة السمراء

بلا مبالغة تعتبر المصرية د. رشا قلج ” أبنة إفريقيا ” حالياً واحدة من أهم رائدات القارة السمراء ..

An interview with the CEO of Merck Foundation, Dr. Rasha Kelej.

Read to know How Dr Rasha Kelej became one of the most influential women in Africa?

Namibian crooner Sean K is one of 11 African artists who worked on a collaborative song to thank healthcare workers for their commitment and dedication during the coronavirus pandemic.

“This song is to acknowledge the great sacrifice of our doctors, nurses and medical workers in Africa and across the world under the umbrella of my personal initiative, Separated But Connected” says Dr. Rasha Kelej

Tom Close, African artistes hail Covid-19 doctors in new song

As the world still grapples with the effects of Covid-19, 11 artistes from 11 African countries have come together to show support and appreciation for the medical workers on the frontlines of the coronavirus battle around the world during this difficult time, through a song dubbed, ‘My White Army.”

Merck Foundation together with African First Ladies of African countries announced the call for applications for their ‘Stay at Home” Media Recognition Awards for African countries.

The theme of the awards is ‘Raising Awareness on how to Stay Safe and keep Physically and Mentally Healthy during Coronavirus Lockdown’.

Over 180 fertility specialists trained in Africa through Merck Foundation

Over 180 doctors across Africa and Asia have received clinical and practical training for fertility specialists and embryologists under Merck Foundation’s Embryology and Fertility Program

Merck Foundation Releases Song For COVID-19 Frontline Health Workers

Merck Foundation has released a track to motivate, support and express gratitude to African frontline medical workers in the fight against the menacing COVID-19.

Rasha Kelej features 11 African singers in new song to support medical workers

Philanthropist Rasha Kelej, has directed and produced for the first time, a song by singers from 11 African countries for the first time together in three languages; English, French and Arabic to show support for medical workers around the world.

The Rebecca Foundation with support from Merck Foundation Donate To Less Privileged

“The initiative supports the most vulnerable especially women who have difficulties in providing food as well as basic hygiene products for themselves and their families”

COVID-19: Dr Rasha Kelej Creates A Song To Support Frontline Health Workers

Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation, has directed and produced for the first time, a song by singers from 11 African countries in three languages; English, French and Arabic to show our support for medical workers around the world.

Rasha Kelej creates a song by singers from 11 African countries to support medical workers during Coronavirus battle

Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation, has directed and produced for the first time, a song by singers from 11 African countries in three languages; English, French and Arabic to show our support for medical workers around the world.

Merck Foundation Announce ''Stay at Home'' Media Recognition Awards for Asian Countries

Merck Foundation marks World Health Day to raise awareness on Coronavirus.

Dr Rasha Kelej: An Infertility Advocate

Dr Rasha Kelej, the CEO of Merck Foundation started a campaign that breaks the stigma around infertility.

COVID-19 Response: 11 African Artistes Release ‘My White Army’ Song Dedicated To Front Line Workers

This is the first time in Africa and may be in the world that 11 singers from 11 African countries in three languages have participated in one song, to support the medical staff during this difficult time.

Rasha Kelej releases coronavirus song featuring 11 African singers to support medical workers

Through this song, singers representing Africa are expressing our love, respect and gratitude for doctors, nurses and health workers, the front lines of coronavirus battle.

Merck CEO And African Artists Pay Tribute To Health Workers

The song recognizes the priceless contributions of health workers who risk their lives for humankind to stay safe in their homes.

An appreciation to medical workers

Dr. Rasha Kelej said the song is to acknowledge the great sacrifice of doctors, nurses and medical workers during these tough times in Africa and across the world under the umbrella of her personal initiative, ‘Separated but Connected’.

COVID-19: Merck Foundation makes song for African health workers

An international non-profit organization, Merck Foundation, has produced a song to celebrate health workers in Africa who are in frontline fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

Merck Foundation to empower infertile Nigerian women

Dr. Rasha Kelej, said the foundation has been empowering infertile women across Africa and has commenced work on breaking infertility stigma and building equitable and quality healthcare in Nigeria.

NGO Joins Hands With First Ladies Of Africa To Raise Awareness On COVID-19

Merck Foundation partners with African First Ladies to announce the call for entries for Coronavirus ‘Stay at Home” Media Recognition Awards for African countries.

Merck Foundation CEO Acknowledges Health Workers In Song By 11 Singers

The song is intended to show support for the work healthcare givers are providing during these troubling times in Africa and across the world under the umbrella of her personal initiative, “Connected but Separated.”

COVID-19: Supporting medical workers through music

Rasha Kelej the CEO of Merck Foundation has spear headed an African star featured song to show support to the medical workers who are battling the Coronavirus pandemic.

COVID-19: African Musicians Praise Health Workers in Song

The song which is titled “My White Army” has been produced and directed by Kelej and it has been sang in English, French and Arabic so that the message can reach out to many in the world.

Coronavirus: Merck Foundation joins hands with First Ladies of Africa to raise awareness

This unsettling period due to the coronavirus scare is difficult for everyone – both physically and mentally

Merck Foundation in conjunction with First Ladies of Africa has introduced the “Stay at Home” Media Recognition Awards for African Countries as a way of fighting against COVID 19

All journalists from Print, Online, Radio and Multimedia Platforms from African countries that speak English, French, Arabic, and Portuguese are invited to send their entries for the awards

Rasha Kelej, African Artistes Create Covid-19 Song

The song, ‘My White Army’ features singers from 11 African countries and is sung in three languages; English, French and Arabic to show support for medical workers around the world.

Media Awards to raise COVID-19 awareness

Merck Foundation has joined hands with First Ladies on the African continent to raise awareness on the Coronavirus during Covid-19 lockdown.

Merck Foundation Launches ‘Stay At Home’ Media Awards

Merck Foundation decided to initiate ‘Stay At Home’ Media 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 Coronavirus Lockdown

Merck Foundation Trains About 500 Specialist Health Workers In Africa

Merck Foundation says it is satisfied with doctors going back to work in their countries after being trained to specialize in different fields.

Dr Rasha Kelej; the 100 most Influential Africans; CEO of Merck Foundation

Read to know how Dr Rasha Kelej feel to be listed amongst the 100 most influential Africans?

Dr. Rasha Kelej To Launch Merck Foundation In Liberia

The First Lady of Liberia, H.E. Clar Marie Weah, together with the Ministries of Health, Education and Gender, Children & Social Protection, and others is expected to officially launch the Merck Foundation in the next two months.

رشا قلج تعلن عن دعم 500 أسرة متضررة بسبب "كورونا"

رشا قلج تعلن عن دعم 500 أسرة متضررة بسبب "كورونا" 11:49 م - الأحد 12 أبريل 2020الدكتورة رشا قلجالدكتورة رشا قلج أعلنت الدكتورة رشا قلج، المصرية الأكثر تأثيرا في أفريقيا العام الماضي، الرئيس التنفيذي لمؤسسة ميرك، إنهم قرروا التبرع لـ500 أسرة مصرية متضررة من تفشي فيروس كورونا، لمدة شهر.

‘Say NO to infertility stigma’

Cover Story - Dr Rasha Kelej the CEO of Merck Foundation made it to the list of 100 most influential Africans 2019 by New African Magazine for empowering many women through Merck More Than a Mother campaign. In an interview with The Nation Magazine, Dr Rasha Kelej explains their approach and plans going forward.

Merck Foundation chief executive: Respect women whether mothers or not

There is a huge need to create a culture shift to respect women whether they are mothers or not, the chief executive of the Merck Foundation

Dr Rasha Kelej: Breaking the stigma around infertility

Infertility is a major reproductive health problem worldwide, however in Africa and other developing and under developed areas, the prevalence rate is high due to a number of factors.

Merck Foundation CEO, Dr. Rasha Kelej in an Interview with Capital FM News.

One in every four couples in developing countries have been found to be affected by infertility with the burden feared to be gradually on the rise.

Politics runs in my blood

She is an African woman, a pharmacist who is passionate about raising awareness on discrimination and stigma that infertile women undergo.

Merck Foundation CEO, Dr Rasha Kelej speaks about activities in healthcare in Africa

The magnitude of the health challenges are very big to be addresses by one organization. The secret is in the private public partnership and to really get things done hands on, says Dr. Rasha

Interview with Rasha Kelej , CEO of Merck Foundation, Why we created a song to break the stigma of infertility

Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO Merck Foundation Interview for song ‘Life is Bigger’ with singer Tom Close.

Rasha Kelej Named Among Top 100 Most Influential Africans

This recognition is a reflection of Dr. Kelej’s achievements in African charitable work, and her success in launching “More Than a Mother” initiative, aimed at empowering infertile women through access to information, education, and health, as well as changing mindset.

Merck Foundation Pushes Social Distancing Awareness

Social distancing is a key aspect in minimizing the spread of the coronavirus. To this effect, Merck Foundation has partnered with African First Ladies to raise awareness on the importance of implementing social distancing.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Merck Foundation Commits To Improving Cancer Care In Africa #worldcancerday2020

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

Merck Foundation Meets African Leaders Over Sustainability Initiative

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

Dr. Rasha Kelej Named Among Top 100 Most Influential Africans

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.

‘Intensify awareness campaigns on women’s struggles’ by Merck Foundation

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.

Merck Foundation Poised To Help Africa Build A Resilient Health Systems to end Infertility

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

Merck Foundation together with Chad First Lady release a children story as part of “More Than a Father”

Through this story, Merck More Than a Father Campaign highlights the fact the infertility affects both men and women equally

Local Songs; A Strong Strategy to Create Awareness and Empower Women in Africa

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. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation recognized as one of the 100 Most Influential Africans for her poignant #MoreThanAMother campaign, which has touched many hearts in 2019.

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.

Merck Empowering Women In Africa Through Songs…Check Out Cwesi Oteng, Adina’s Tune

a song that aims at empowering African girls and women in education and to motivate them to pursue their dreams and reach their potential.

Singing to empower women in Africa

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.

First Merck Foundation Health Media Training held in Liberia

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.

Infertility stigma: Scourge Africa must end

First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa and Dr. Rasha Kelej fight alongside other African First Ladies to end infertility stigma

Leaving no girl behind: Merck Foundation in partnership with the First Lady of Malawi, motivate girls to pursue sciences

The ‘Educating Linda’ project has been rolled out to help young unprivileged but brilliant, hardworking and sharp in class.

First Lady of Burundi contributes to Merck Foundation campaign by creating an empowering song

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.

Merck Foundation partners with First Lady of Zimbabwe to build healthcare capacity

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 in partnership with the First Lady of Guinea launches a children story to teach children and youth family values of love and respect- The Story of Abubaker and Fataou

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 Partners With the First Lady of the Kingdom of Lesotho to Underscore Their Commitment 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

Merck Foundation releases ‘Merck More Than a Mother’ Local Song in partnership with The Gambia First Lady

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

Merck Foundation announces the Winners of “Merck More Than a Mother” Fashion Awards announced by Merck Foundation with aim to break the stigma around infertile women

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

Merck Foundation to conduct 6th edition of "Merck Africa Asia Luminary" October 2019 in Ghana

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 partners with the First Lady of Liberia to build healthcare capacity and break infertility stigma in the country

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

“Rasha Kelej” Leads Campaign to Correct Misconceptions in Africa

know more about the campaigns and the impact here.

Merck Foundation Marks "World Diabetes Day 2019" by Launching Their 'Nationwide Diabetes Blue Points Project' to Advance Diabetes Care in African Countries

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 organized their first ‘Health Media Training’ in partnership with the First Lady of Liberia

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

Merck Foundation launches first 'Merck Health Media Training' in partnership with First Lady of Guinea

"Media plays an important role in sensitizing the society. It can help in breaking the stigma around infertility, says, Dr Rasha Kelej.

Merck Foundation partners with the First Lady of Guinea to build healthcare capacity and break infertility stigma in the country

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.

Merck Foundation: Fashion, Film Awards to break infertility stigma

Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation, in an exclusive interview on a wide range of issues, with The Light Magazine

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

Merck Foundation marks International Women's Day through partnering with Africa's first ladies to break the stigma of infertility

"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.

Merck Foundation Calls for Applications for “Merck More Than a Mother” Fashion Awards in partnership with Ghana First Lady

The applicants are requested to send the sketches of their creations as an attachment on email: info@merck-foundation.com. The closing date for applications is 30th of June 2019.

Merck Foundation Marks World Cancer Day By Building The Capacity Of Oncologists In Africa

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.

Merck Foundation to underscore their long term commitment to build healthcare capacity in Senegal

Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation met His Excellency MACKY SALL, The President of Senegal to discuss..

Merck Foundation institute media award scheme to fight Infertility Stigma

"I strongly believe in the critical role media play to sensitize communities." says Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO Merck Foundation

With the support of Merck Foundations Initiative the First Lady of Ghana leads campaign to break stigma of infertility

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 CEO, CAR First Lady meet 100 infertile 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 Discussed With the President of Central African Republic Their Commitment to Develop Healthcare Capacity in the Country

Merck Foundation underscored their partnership with the First Lady and ministry of Health of C.A.R.

Merck Foundation marked the “World Diabetes Day” themed ‘The Family and Diabetes’ on 14th November 2018

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

Merck Foundation and Uganda Ministry of Health Continue their Support for the Heroines of ‘Merck More Than a Mother’

"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

Merck Foundation underscore their long term commitment to build healthcare capacity in Niger.

Prof. Frank Stangnberg-Haverkamp Meets the President of Niger H.E. Mahamadou Issoufou to Discuss Merck Foundation Commitment towards Niger

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.

Merck Foundation marks World Embryologists Day, 40 years of IVF

Merck Foundation has provided training to over 50 fertility specialists and embryologists from Africa and Asia

Merck Cancer Access Program strengthening in Gambia, Lesotho, Botswana and Zimbabwe

"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

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

“I strongly believe in the critical role media play to sensitize communities, emphasized, Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation

Merck Foundation and MAHE signs MoU to Train Embryologists from Africa and Asia

Merck Foundation connects Africa to India, to build the fertility care capacity in the African And Asian continents.

Merck Foundation discuss the Fertility Capacity Building with African Ministers at the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO)

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 launches their programs in partnership with the First Lady of Chad

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 launches their Merck Foundation in The Gambia in partnership with The First Lady of The Gambia

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

Merck Foundation signs Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with African First Ladies Organization to build Cancer and Fertility Care Capacity in their Countries

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

Merck Foundation Connects Africa and Asia through their Partnership with Malaysia and India to Build Healthcare Capacity in Africa

he signing ceremony was witnessed by YB Datuk Dr. Mary Yap Kain Ching, Deputy Minister of Higher Education Malaysia.

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.

Arts reinforces cultural values that correct stigma and discrimination in infertility

This song will add significant value to influence the culture change we are advocating says, Dr Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation

Merck Foundation calls for media entries on infertility

I strongly believe in the critical role the media play in sensitizing communities, says Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation.

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

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.

Read How Tororo childless women are fighting stigma

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

Merck Foundation Marks ‘World Cancer Day’ this Year in Uganda and Tanzania

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

FIGO Regional Conference of Middle East and Africa

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.

Merck Foundation partners with India to build healthcare capacity in Africa

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

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.

Merck More Than a Mother. From woman to woman

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

Merck Foundation partners strongly with Malaysia after success stories in India and Indonesia

From India to Malaysia, Merck Foundation continues their collaborative efforts to build healthcare capacity in Africa and Developing Countries.

Merck Foundation, UM sign pact for post-grad trainees

Deputy Higher Education Minister Datuk Dr Mary Yap Kain Ching witnessed the event.

Merck Foundation connects Africa, Asia through their partnership with Malaysia and India to build healthcare capacity in Africa

The signing ceremony was witnessed by YB Datuk Dr.Mary Yap Kain Ching, Deputy Minister of Higher Education Malaysia.

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.

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

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

Merck Foundation Established

Dr. Rasha Kelej appointed as a Chief Executive Officer of the Merck Foundation

Prof. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp awarded by Africa’s First Female President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

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.

New programme offers a ray of hope for infertile women

“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.

Merck More than a Mother championed by Nigeria’s First Lady Mrs. Aisha Buhari

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 launches "Merck More Than a Mother" campaign in Uganda

"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 Empowers Ugandan Infertile Women In Partnership Ministry Of Health

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, ASPIRE partner to address fertility care in Africa and Asia

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.

Merck marks “International Women’s Day” with the launch of “More than a Mother” campaign and “STEM program for Women and Girls” for the first time in Liberia

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 meets First Lady of Central African Republic at State House

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.

A tale of triumph: Merck 'More than a Mother' empowers Grace Kambini, a childless woman from Kibera who suffered the infertility stigma

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” on Improving access to fertility care

“Merck More than a Mother” high level panel calls for action to improve access to regulated fertility care and empowering infertile women in Africa

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 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.

Merck Marks “World Cancer Day” to Increase Awareness about Cancer Prevention through Social Media - Together We Can Prevent Cancer

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 More than a Patient” Initiative in partnership with “Women for Cancer” to empower women cancer survivors in Africa

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.

Merck marks World Diabetes Day (WDD) with the announcement of their Diabetes Award 2016 Winners #MerckWDD2016

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”

“Merck More than a Patient” Initiative in partnership with “Women for Cancer” to empower women cancer survivors in Africa

Merck marks World Diabetes Day (WDD) with the announcement of their Diabetes Award 2016 Winners

Merck kicks off their social media campaign to raise awareness about diabetes early detection and prevention as part of Merck Capacity Advancement Program- CAP

New fellowship to strengthen cancer care in Africa

A new oncology fellowship at the University of Nairobi aims to improve access to cancer care and strengthen the healthcare system in emerging markets.

“Empowering Berna” Project

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

Merck Africa infertility campaign wins award

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 is empowering infertile women in Africa

“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 to support Jackline Mwende

“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.

Merck Supports Free Diabetes Screening in Africa, India and Indonesia

During “Merck Jakarta Diabetes Day”, More Than 30,000 Community Members will receive free diabetes screening in collaboration with Jakarta Government

Empowering Berna - a new infertility initiative

A new initiative ‘Empowering Berna’ announced to empower underprivileged infertile women

Empowering Berna - a new infertility initiative

A new initiative ‘Empowering Berna’ announced to empower underprivileged infertile women

Merck Recognizes World Cancer Day With Uganda Ministry of Health

Merck joined hands with Uganda Ministry of Health to raise awareness about cancer early detection