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 –

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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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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