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Merck Foundation partners with the University of Malaya to build healthcare capacity in Africa and Asia with a special focus on Diabetes, Oncology and InfertilityFrom India to Malaysia, Merck Foundation continues their collaborative efforts to build healthcare capacity in Africa and Developing Countries.
Merck Foundation conducts 3rd UNESCO-Merck Africa Research Summit –MARS 2017 in partnership with the Office of the President of Mauritius and their Ministry of HealthMerck Foundation partners with the Government of Mauritius, UNESCO, African Union and African Governments for their annual UNESCO-MARS to contribute to empowering Women and Youth in STEM.
Merck Africa Asia Luminary Book 20174th Edition Cairo Egypt 24th and 25th October 2017
3rd UNESCO-MeRck Africa Research Summit – MARS 2017 in partnership with the Office of President of Mauritius and their Ministry of Health. Stay Tuned..As part of Merck Foundation STEM Program for Women and Youth, Merck Foundation plans to conduct 3rd edition of their annual “UNESCO-Merck Africa Research Summit” on the 28th and 29th of November 2017 in partnership with Government of Mauritius, UNESCO, African Union and African Governments.
Merck Foundation Launched by First Ladies of Chad, Niger, Central African Republic, The Gambia and Guinea and Chairperson of National Assembly of NamibiaThe First Ladies of Central African Republic, Gambia, Chad, Niger and Republic of Guinea announced as ambassadors of ‘Merck More than a Mother’ campaign in their countries
Merck KGaA marks the launch of Merck Foundation during the Fourth edition of Merck Africa Asia Luminary in Cairo, EgyptFourth Luminary held in partnership with the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of Egypt brings together African and Asian countries
Merck Foundation announces their “Merck Diabetes Award” 2017 Winners to Mark “World Diabetes Day“ #MerckWDD2017The award was launched in April 2016 in partnership with African and Asian universities with the aim of building a platform of diabetes experts across the globe.
Merck More Than a Mother. From woman to womanArticle By Angela Oketch Nation Media Group, Kenya
Merck Foundation brings African and Asian Countries together to Contribute towards Building Healthcare Capacity in the two ContinentsMerck Foundation conducts their 4th Luminary for the first time in partnership of Ministry of High Education and scientific research of Egypt.
Merck Foundation announces their Diabetes & Hypertension Award Winners 2017Meet the winners from African and Asian universities
First donation from Merck employee to contribute to Merck Foundation's efforts to Improve access to equitable and innovative healthcare solutionsUlla Rasmussen on her last day at Merck, donates money collected as a farewell gift to the Merck Foundation.
“Merck More than a Mother” Championed by H.E. First Lady of Nigeria – Launched in LagosChampioned by H.E. the Wife of the President (First Lady of Nigeria), Mrs Aisha Buhari, "Merck More than a Mother" campaign has been launched in Nigeria to empower infertile women by improving access to information, education, healthcare and change of culture and mind set to de-stigmatize infertility.
Merck announces their Diabetes Award 2016 winners to mark "World Diabetes Day" #MerckWDD2016Merck marks today the World Diabetes Day themed ‘Eyes on diabetes’ with the announcement of the 2016 “Merck Diabetes Award” winners drawn from African and Asian universities. The award as part of the Merck CAP was launched in April 2016 with the aim of building a platform of diabetes experts across the globe.
Merck Foundation commits to long term partnership with Government of Uganda in building healthcare capacityMerck Foundation supports the First Public IVF and Fertility Center in Sub-Saharan Africa, established in Uganda
Merck Foundation establishes the future embryologist platform in Africa through their “Merck More Than a Mother” for the First Time.“Merck More Than a Mother” collaborates with ASRM to provide the future African Embryologists with certified on-line training.
Merck Foundation supports the training of Twenty Future Oncologists in Africa through one and two year Oncology Fellowship Program in 2016 & 2017Merck gives back to society through Merck Foundation’s programs to build cancer care capacity in Africa.
Merck Foundation OverviewMerck Foundation Vision, Mission, Program & Chairman and CEO messages.
Merck More Than a Mother Media Recognition Awards Call for ApplicationsDeadline for submission of the stories and photos is 30th SEPTEMBER 2017
Call for Applications:UNESCO Merck Africa Research Summit-MARS 2017The UNESCO Merck Africa Research Summit – MARS 2017 will be held in Mauritius with the aim to empower Women and Youth in Research under the patronage of the Head of State of The Republic of Mauritius, H.E. Ameenah Gurib Fakim.
MERCK FOUNDATION at African Union Assembly, African First Ladies SummitGuest of honour, Prof. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp affirms Merck's long term partnership with African countries
MERCK FOUNDATION commits to long term partnership with Government of TanzaniaMerck Foundation commits to build healthcare capacity and improve access to innovative and equitable healthcare solutions in Tanzania
MERCK FOUNDATION katika ushirikiano ya miradi ya afya na Serikali ya TanzaniaMerck Foundation yaahidi kujenga mikakati ya afya na kuboresha upatikanaji wa ubunifu na usawa ufumbuzi huduma za afya nchini Tanzania
MeRck Foundation established to improve the health and well-being of people.Dr. Rasha Kelej appointed as a Chief Executive Officer of the Merck Foundation
“Merck Diabetes” and “Merck Hypertension” Awards 2017 Call for ApplicationsMerck Foundation has launched the Call for Applications for the “Merck Diabetes” and “Merck Hypertension” Awards 2017 across African and Asian universities through its Merck Capacity Advancement Program with the aim to build a platform of diabetes and hypertension experts across the globe.
Merck continues to empower Kenyan women through “Merck More than a Mother” and “Merck STEM for Women and Youth” programsMerck has announced their commitment to empower Kenyan women through their” Merck More than a Mother “and the start of “Merck STEM for Women and Youth” programs.
Merck, University of Nairobi and Tata Memorial Hospital start the first "Africa Oncology Fellowship Program"Merck has announced its first “Africa Medical Oncology Fellowship Program” for Sub-Saharan African countries in partnership with University of Nairobi, Kenya and Tata Memorial Hospital, India. The program will be conducted at the University of Nairobi and Tata Memorial Hospital with the aim to improve access to cancer care in Africa.
“Merck More than a Mother” - support from Finland“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 who called for action to improve access to regulated fertility care and empower infertile women
“Merck More than a Mother” supports Jackline Mwende“Merck More than a Mother” supports Jackline Mwende - a victim of infertility stigma in Kenya
UNESCO and Merck celebrate outstanding African Women Researchers for the First TimeMerck in partnership with UNESCO, AU and Ethiopia Ministry of Health, announced five winners from Kenya, Burkina Faso, Gabon, Uganda & Ethiopia for ‘Best African Women Researchers Award’ & four winners from Botswana, Cameroon, Gambia and Zimbabwe for ‘Best Young African Researchers Award’
Merck Partners with UNESCO and African Union to empower Women and Youth in ResearchMerck in partnership with UNESCO, African Union, Ethiopia Ministry of Health, University of Cambridge and Institute Pasteur International successfully held the second edition of UNESCO-Merck Africa Research Summit (UNESCO-MARS) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
UNESCO-Merck Africa Research Summit-MARS 2016 to empower Women in Research with the focus on "Infectious Diseases and Women Health"Merck joined hands with UNESCO, African Union, Ethiopia Ministry of Health, University of Cambridge, Institute Pasteur International to empower women in research, build research capacity in Francophone and Anglophone Africa to improve women health in the continent.
Merck announces their Diabetes Award 2016 winners to mark "World Diabetes Day" #MerckWDD2016_!!!Merck marks today the World Diabetes Day themed ‘Eyes on diabetes’ with the announcement of the 2016 “Merck Diabetes Award” winners drawn from African and Asian universities. The award as part of the Merck CAP was launched in April 2016 with the aim of building a platform of diabetes experts across the globe.
Merck Hypertension Award: What the Healthy Heart NeedsIn April 2016, Merck Capacity Advancement Program recognized the World Health Day by launching the “Merck Diabetes Award” and “Merck Hypertension Awards” across more than 30 African and Asian universities with the aim to build a platform of diabetes and hypertension experts across the globe.
Merck Diabetes Award: Every Day is a Diabetes DayIn April 2016, Merck Capacity Advancement Program recognized the World Health Day by launching the “Merck Diabetes Award” and “Merck Hypertension Awards” across more than 30 African and Asian universities with the aim to build a platform of diabetes and hypertension experts across the globe
Merck’s Frank Stangenberg- Haverkamp receives “African Alliances HE for SHE” awardMerck’s Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp receives “African Alliances HE for SHE” award for women empowerment during the 11th African Congress for Women Entrepreneurs held in Egypt
"Merck More than a Patient" initiative in partnership with "Women For Cancer" to empower women cancer survivors in Africa“Merck More than a Patient” is a new initiative of “Merck Cancer Access Program” 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.
Why I Created ‘Merck More than a Mother’ Campaign – Rasha KelejRasha Kelej is the convener of Merck More than a Mother campaign. She is the Chief Social Officer and Vice-President of Merck Healthcare. She wishes to raise awareness about the discrimination, stigma and ostracism women undergo for their inability to have a child and also to encourage men to discuss openly their fertility problems.
Meet the winners of Merck Diabetes Award 2016 from African and Asian universitiesMerck has announced the winners of the “Merck Diabetes Award” for Africa and Asia. The award as part of the Merck Capacity Advancement Program was launched in April 2016 in partnership with African and Asian universities with the aim of building a platform of diabetes experts across the globe.
Meet the winners of Merck Hypertension Award 2016 from African and Asian universitiesMerck has announced the winners of the “Merck Hypertension Award” for Africa and Asia. The award as part of the Merck Capacity Advancement Program was launched in April 2016 in partnership with African and Asian universities with the aim of building a platform of hypertension experts across the globe.
“Merck Africa Luminary” brings African Countries together to Contribute towards building healthcare Capacity in the ContinentMerck has emphasized its commitment to support the social and economic development of Africa by improving access to innovative and equitable healthcare in the continent.
Breaking the stigma around infertility “Merck More than a Mother” championed by Nigeria’s First Lady, Mrs. Aisha Buhari“Merck More than a Mother” campaign was launched in Nigeria 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 Foundation.
Merck empowers Ugandan infertile women for the second year through “Merck More than a Mother” in partnership with Uganda Ministry of HealthMerck 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’s Prof. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp awarded by Africa’s First Female President, Ellen Johnson SirleafH.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
Merck marks "International Women's Day" with Africa's first female president H.E. Ellen Johnson SirleafMerck marked “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.
Merck marks International Women’s Day with First Lady of Sierra Leone, H.E Sia Koroma by launching “Merck More than a Mother” for the first timeMerck marked International Women’s Day with the First Lady of Sierra Leone, H.E. Sia Koroma, by launching “Merck More than a Mother” campaign for the first time in the country.
“Merck More than a Mother” from Africa to Asia for the first time -in partnership with Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction (ASPIRE)“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.
“Empowering Berna” A new initiative of “Merck More than a Mother” to mark CSW60“Merck More than a Mother”, in partnership with African Fertility Society, African Alliance for Women Empowerment (AFRAWE), and International Federation of Business and Professional Women (BPW), marked the 60th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women- CSW60 with the theme ‘fighting violence against women and girls’.
Merck announces 2016 winners and calls for applications for the 2017 Hypertension Award to mark “World Hypertension Day”Merck marks World Hypertension Day focused on raising high blood pressure awareness with the announcement of the 2016 ‘Merck Hypertension Award’ winners and calls for applications for the 2017 Hypertension Award.
Merck marks “World Cancer Day” to increase awareness about Cancer prevention through social media Together We Can Prevent CancerMerck joined hands with partners to harness the power of social media to raise awareness on cancer early detection and prevention, support 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.
Rasha Kelej speaks about "how to improve access to cancer care in Africa"On the long road to improving cancer care in Africa, training dedicated cancer specialists is the first step.
“Merck More than a Mother” addresses infertility challenges and solutions in Africa in partnership with IFFS“Merck More than a Mother” engages policy makers and healthcare providers to define interventions to address infertility prevention and management in Africa at the opening ceremony of the World Congress of IFFS held in New Delhi, India
“Merck More than a Mother” campaign marks International Women’s DayAs the world marks the International Women’s Day this week, Merck launched its “More than a Mother” Campaign for the first time in Uganda to empower infertile women through improving access to information and healthcare and change of mind set.
“Merck Diabetes and Hypertension Awards” to be rolled out in AfricaIn April 2016, Merck Capacity Advancement Program recognized the World Health Day by launching the “Merck Diabetes Award and Merck Hypertension Awards” across more than 30 African and Asian universities with the aim to build a platform of diabetes and hypertension experts across the globe.
Reduce social suffering of infertile women in AfricaMerck launches “More than a Mother” campaign in Kenya – Belén Garijo: "Decrease stigmatization" – Collaboration with the University of Nairobi and the Kenya Women Parliamentary Association
Jackline Mwende - Is More than a MotherWomen rights are human rights - the desired cultural shift Rights which Merck’s More than a Mother campaign aims to uplift Rights where no relationship is laden with grief and rift Rights where no woman withers childless for eternity downshift´ Rights where no woman is subjugated and abandoned adrift
Empowering Berna ProjectThe story of Berna‘s suffering due to infertility and her life transformation after meeting through has provided support for Berna to start her own business and she is now More than a Mother- proud, independent and happier.
Call for Applications: UNESCO MERCK Africa Research Summit- MARS 2016UNESCO MERCK Africa Research Summit- MARS 2016 in partnership with African Union and Ethiopia Ministry of Health
Merck More than a Mother CampaignMerck launched the “Merck More than a Mother” campaign in partnership with the Kenya Women Parliamentary Association, the University of Nairobi and the Kenya Fertility Society to address the need for interventions to reduce stigmatization and the social suffering of infertile women. The campaign was launched in Nairobi in June 2015 by Belén Garijo
Merck More than a Mother Concept and ObjectivesAccording to WHO data more than 180 million couples in developing countries suffers from primary or secondary infertility. Infertility in Africa is caused by infections in over 85% of women compared to 33% worldwide which emphasizes the importance of prevention programs in Africa.
Merck and Uganda Fight diabetes and CancerMerck in partnership with Uganda Ministry of Health on 18 November kicked off a combined diabetes and cancer campaign in Uganda as part of the Merck Cancer Control Program. The program is one of the initiatives of the Merck Capacity Advancement Program (CAP).
Merck Africa Luminary - 2015Merck has committed to continue working closely with African governments, healthcare stakeholders and academia to improve the quality of healthcare across the continent