Our Activities

Our Programs



Our Objectives –

Together with its partners, the Merck Foundation aims to:
  • expand professional capabilities in healthcare research and media.
  • improve access to innovative and equitable healthcare solutions.
  • empower women and youth in education with a special focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
  • build advocacy to address health, social and economic challenges.
  • raise awareness of disease prevention and early detection through access to information, health and change of mind-set.
The Merck Foundation focuses on activities that will contribute towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as outlined by the United Nations.

Our Activities –

Merck Foundation announce ‘Stay at Home’ Media Recognition Awards for Latin American Countries

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Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation introduces a story to emphasize the importance of Girl Education.

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Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation excited to invite you all to read our new inspiring storybook, MAKING THE RIGHT CHOICE.

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

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

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Merck Foundation strategize to provide specialty training for African doctors to better manage diabetes and hypertension patients who are Coronavirus risk groups.

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

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


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


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La Fondation Merck s'associe à la Première Dame de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC) pour soutenir les moyens de subsistance des femmes et des familles des travailleurs occasionnels pendant la lutte contre le coronavirus

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

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


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Dr. Rasha Kelej in an exclusive cover interview with Glow Magazine from Zambia

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Merck Foundation together with First Ladies of Congo, Niger, Chad and Mali announced ‘Stay at Home’ Media Recognition Awards


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

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


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

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Merck Foundations appreciate all the healthcare workers, local communities and governments around the world who are on the frontline working towards containing this coronavirus.

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

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The pandemic has led to a horrifying increase in violence against women


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Merck Foundation in partnership Ghana First Lady support casual and daily workers affected by Coronavirus lockdown

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Merck Foundation decided to support African governments strategy to save the people's living and livelihood with the aim to integrate to the Covid-19 combat strategy


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Reportage Responsables Et Éthiques Sur Covid-19 Présenté Par L’association Des Journalistes Du Ghana
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A Message from Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation to sensitize our communities on how to keep safe and stay healthy physically and mentally

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Merck foundation together with First Lady of Mozambique announce ‘Stay at Home’ Media Recognition Awards

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

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Responsible and Ethical Reporting on COVID-19 Presented by Ghana Journalists Association
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Merck Foundation together with African First Ladies announce ‘Stay at Home’ Media Recognition Awards

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

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

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

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Merck Foundation announce ‘Stay at Home’ Media Recognition Awards for Asian Countries

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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

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Merck Foundation in partnership with Namibia First Lady launch a children storybook to emphasize family values of love and respect from young age - The Story of Paulus and Limbikani

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Merck Foundation to partner with Angola First Lady and Ministry of Health to build healthcare capacity and empower girls in education in Angola
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Merck Foundation announces the winners of ‘Merck More Than a Mother’ Media Recognition Awards 2019 to break Infertility Stigma

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Fundação Merck junto com a Primeira Dama de Moçambique Anunciam o Prémio de Jornalismo ‘Fique em Casa’

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Interview with Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation and President, Merck More Than a Mother

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La Fondation Merck célèbre la Journée Internationale de la Femme à travers sa campagne « Merck Plus Qu'une Mère »

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La Fondation Merck s'associe à la Première Dame d'Angola et au Ministère de la Santé pour renforcer les capacités de soins de santé et autonomiser les filles dans l'éducation en Angola
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La Fondation Merck annonce les gagnants des Prix de Reconnaissance des Médias « Merck Plus Qu'une Mère » 2019 pour briser la stigmatisation liée à l'infertilité

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La Fondation Merck avec La Première Dame du Mozambique annoncent les Prix de Reconnaissance des Médias « Restez à la Maison »

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Entretien avec le Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation and President, Merck More Than a Mother

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Fundação Merck em parceria com a Primeira Dama de Angola e o Ministério da Saúde para aumentar a capacidade de cuidados da saúde e empoderar as raparigas em educação em Angola
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Merck Foundation provides ‘Health Media Training’ in partnership with the First Lady of Chad


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Merck Foundation marks World Cancer Day through its Merck Cancer Access Program

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La Fondation Merck fournit la « Formation des Médias sur la Santé » en partenariat avec La Première Dame du Tchad

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Merck Foundation partners with African Leaders in Sustainable Art and Interiors as part of its Sustainability Initiative

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La Fondation Merck et La Première Dame du Ghana ont annoncé les gagnants des Prix de la Mode « Merck Plus Qu’une Mère » pour briser la stigmatisation liée à l'infertilité

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La Fondation Merck s'associe à des Leaders Africains de l'Art et des Créateurs Durables dans le cadre de son Initiative de Durabilité

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Merck Foundation and Ghana First Lady announced the Winners of “Merck More Than a Mother” Fashion Awards to break Infertility Stigma

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La Fondation Merck en collaboration avec La Première Dame du Tchad lance une histoire d'enfants dans le cadre de « Plus Qu'un Père »

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Rasha Kelej, ‘CEO of Merck Foundation’, figure sur la liste des 100 Africains les Plus Influents 2019, pour avoir autonomisé de nombreuses femmes grâce au mouvement «Merck Plus Qu’une Mère»
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La Fondation Merck célèbre la « Journée Mondiale du Diabète 2019 » en partenariat avec les Premières Dames Africaines et les Ministères de la Santé pour augmenter les experts en Diabète à l'échelle nationale.

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"رشا قلج" ضمن قائمة الأكثر تأثيرا ونفوذا في أفريقيا لعام ٢٠١٩"

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


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Rasha Kelej, the CEO of Merck Foundation makes it to the list of 100 Most Influential Africans 2019, for empowering many women through Merck More Than a Mother Movement
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Dr Rasha Kelej Named Among Top 100 Most Influential Africans.


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Local songs; A strong strategy to create awareness and empower women in Africa.

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Chansons locales ; Une stratégie forte pour sensibiliser et autonomiser les femmes en Afrique.

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President of Ghana, H.E. NANA ADDO DANKWA AKUFO-ADDO inaugurates Merck Foundation 6th Edition of “Merck Africa Asia Luminary” to build Healthcare capacity in Africa and Asia
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Merck to establish its Sustainability Centre at District 2020, Dubai

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Merck Foundation marks “World Diabetes Day 2019” in partnership with African First Ladies and Ministries of Health to increase the Diabetes experts nationwide

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Towards Women participation in Scientific Research in Africa

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

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La Première Dame du Burundi lance une chanson pour contribuer à la campagne « Merck Plus Qu’une Mère » et briser la stigmatisation liée à l'infertilité

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The First Lady of Burundi releases a song to contribute to Merck More Than a Mother and Break Infertility Stigma

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Merck Foundation to conduct their UNESCO-Merck Africa Research Summit–MARS 2019 in Accra, Ghana

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Merck Foundation announces the Winners of “Merck More Than a Mother” Fashion Awards in Zambia to break Infertility Stigma

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

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Merck Foundation provides their first ‘Health Media Training’ in partnership with the First Lady of the Kingdom of Lesotho

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La Fondation Merck fournit leur première « Formation des Médias sur la Santé » en partenariat avec La Première Dame du Zimbabwe   

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Merck Foundation provides their first ‘Health Media Training’ in partnership with the First Lady of Zimbabwe

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The Story of Merck Foundation by Dr. Rasha Kelej

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La Fondation Merck en partenariat avec l'Institut National du Cancer et le Ministère de l'Enseignement Supérieur d'Egypte pour former des oncologues africains
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La Fondation Merck organise la 6ème Édition du « Merck Africa Asia Luminary » en Octobre 2019 au Ghana

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Merck Foundation partners with National Cancer Institute and Ministry of Higher Education of Egypt to train African Oncologists
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Merck Foundation to conduct 6th Edition of “Merck Africa Asia Luminary” October 2019 in Ghana

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La Fondation Merck en partenariat avec La Première Dame du Malawi, lance une histoire pour enfants afin d'enseigner aux enfants et aux jeunes les valeurs familiales d'amour et de respect - L'histoire de Limbani et Takondwa

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Merck Foundation in partnership with the First Lady of Malawi launches a children story to teach children and youth family values of love and respect- The Story of Limbani and Takondwa

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La Fondation Merck, en partenariat avec la Première Dame du Ghana, lance une histoire pour enseigner aux enfants et aux jeunes les valeurs familiales d’amour et de respect - L'histoire de Kofi


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Merck Foundation launches first ‘Merck Foundation Health Media Training’ and Media and Fashion Awards in partnership with the First Lady of Malawi to break infertility stigma in the country.

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La Fondation Merck s'associe à la Première Dame du Malawi pour renforcer les capacités de soins de santé et briser la stigmatisation liée à l'infertilité dans le pays

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

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Merck Foundation together with First Lady of Malawi,introducing an inspiring story of Limbani and Takondwa

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Merck Foundation in partnership with the First Lady of Ghana launches a story to teach children and youth family values of love and respect- Kofi’s Story

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La Fondation Merck lance la première « Formation des Médias sur la Santé » en partenariat avec la Première Dame de Guinée

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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

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La Fondation Merck, avec les Ministres de la Santé Africain, définit les interventions visant à briser la stigmatisation liée à l'infertilité lors du congrès mondial de l'IFFS en Chine

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Merck Foundation launches first ‘Merck Health Media Training’ in partnership with the First Lady of Guinea

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Merck Foundation meets the First Lady of Guinea to plan the launch of their programs in the country

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Merck Foundation together with First Lady of Malawi,introducing an inspiring story of Limbani and Takondwa

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Dr. Rasha Kelej CEO of Merck Foundation in an exclusive cover interview with TW Magazine from Nigeria

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

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Dr. Rasha Kelej in an exclusive cover interview with Hope Magazine from Rwanda

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Read an exclusive interview of Dr. Rasha Kelej with The Light magazine from Rwanda, where she speaks about the initiatives of Merck Foundation to de-stigmatize Infertility

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Dr. Rasha Kelej in an exclusive cover interview with Glow Magazine from Zambia

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La Fondation Merck célèbre la « Journée Mondiale de l'Hypertension 2019 » avec ses programmes continus visant à améliorer les soins de l'hypertension et du diabète dans les Africains et Asiatiques

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Merck Foundation marks “World Hypertension Day 2019” by their continuous programs of advancing hypertension and diabetes care in African and Asian countries

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Merck Foundation and Manipal Academy of Higher Education signs MoU to Train Embryologists from Africa and Asia

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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 Infertility

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La Fondation Merck a rencontré la Première Dame du Kenya pour souligner son engagement à renforcer les capacités de soins de santé dans le pays

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La Fondation Merck réunit 15 Premières Dames Africaines pour briser la stigmatisation liée à l'infertilité

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Merck Foundation met the First Lady of Kenya to underscore their commitment to build healthcare capacity in the country

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Merck Foundation brings together 15 African First Ladies to break the stigma of Infertility

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MeRck Foundation First Ladies Initiative Summit

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La Fondation Merck organise « sa première formation des médias sur la santé » en partenariat avec La Première Dame du Burundi

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La Fondation Merck rencontre Le Président et La Première Dame du Burundi pour lancer leurs programmes dans le pays

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Merck Foundation to organize ‘their first Health Media Training’ in partnership with the First Lady of Burundi


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Merck Foundation meets the President and the First Lady of Burundi to launch their programs in the country


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La Fondation Merck célèbre la Journée Internationale de la Femme en partenariat avec Les Premières Dames d’Afrique pour briser la stigmatisation liée à l'infertilité


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La Fondation Merck rencontre Le Président et La Première Dame de Zambie pour lancer leurs programmes dans le pays

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Merck Foundation marks International Women’s Day through partnering with Africa’s First Ladies to break stigma of infertility

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Merck Foundation meets the Head of State and the First Lady of Zambia to launch their programs in the country

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La Fondation Merck lance un Appel à Candidatures pour le « Merck More Than a Mother » Fashion Awards en partenariat avec La Première Dame du Ghana.

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In partnership with the First Lady of Ghana, Merck Foundation Calls for Applications for Media Recognition Awards 2018 to eliminate infertility stigma

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

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En partenariat avec la Première Dame du Ghana, La Fondation Merck lance un appel à candidatures pour « Media Recognition Awards 2018 » afin d’éliminer la stigmatisation liée à l'infertilité

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La Fondation Merck a lancé ses programmes en partenariat avec La Première Dame du Ghana et le Ministère de la Santé

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Merck Foundation partners with National Cancer Institute of Egypt to provide Master Degree in Medical Oncology for African Doctors

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Merck Foundation launched their programs in partnership with Ghana’s First Lady and Ministry of Health

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La Fondation Merck en partenariat avec l’Institut National du Cancer d’Egypte fournira un Master en Oncologie Médicale aux Médecins Africains

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