Merck Foundation is happy to announce the Call for Application of “Merck More Than a Mother” Fashion Awards in partnership with The First Lady of Ghana, H.E. Rebecca Akufo -Addo together with Accra Technical Institute and College of Creative Design. The applicants are requested to send us the sketches of their creations as an attachment on email: info(at)merck-foundation(dot)com Hurry up! The Closing date is 30th of June 2019. Please mention the subject: Merck Fashion Awards, Add your name, institution name, your email and contact number. Winners will be granted $500 each to execute their designs and will have an opportunity to exhibit it during the Merck Africa Asia Luminary in presence of more than 15 African First Ladies and 1000 participants from more than 60 countries. “No designer has ever, or would ever, say that he or she wanted to make things difficult for women. Fashion industry has already got enough flakes for being superficial. Let’s change this perception and create a meaningful fashion trend aiming to educate our communities that Fertility is a Shared Responsibility. I love fashion and I strongly believe that we will be able to select a creative design or designs that Men and/or Women would be proud to wear to show their contribution toward breaking the infertility stigma in their communities, villages, cities, across Africa and the rest of the world.” ~ Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation & President of Merck More than a Mother. All Fashion Design Students from both colleges are invited to create a design with the aim to deliver strong and influential messages to empower infertile women and say, “No to Infertility Stigma”. Designers it’s time to showcase your talent and contribute towards making a difference in society with your unique creations. Send your sketches before 30th June 2019.
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Merck Foundation First Ladies Initiative (MFFLI) Summit is a platform of African First Ladies & Merck More than a Mother Ambassadors established by Merck Foundation with the aim to discuss challenges, define solutions, measure impact & share experience to ensure continuous improvement by way of messages that can raise awareness and create a culture shift across Africa.
H.E. Fatima Maada Bio, the First Lady of Sierra Leone & Merck More Than A Mother Ambassador delivering her speech during Merck Foundation First Ladies Initiative (MFFLI) Summit 2019.
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The Story of Empowering Infertile Women of the fish group of Liberia. Visit our website merckmorethanamother(dot)com to know more.
"I strongly believe that media is a critical partner that we should join hands with to break the stigma around infertility, empower infertile women and raise awareness about male infertility. Infertility affects women and men equally. Men should support their wives during the journey of fertility treatment. Fertility is a shared responsibility and we all have to say No for infertility Stigma." Ghana Health Media Training Message from Dr. Rasha Kelej. For more info, visit: unesco-mars(dot)com.
Belen Garijo CEO of Merck Health Care at Merck more than A Mother. To know more, take a look at: merckmorethanamother(dot)com
First Lady of Central Africa Republic Speech at UNESCO MARS. Visit unesco-mars(dot)com for more information.
Merck More Than A Mother-The Story of Empowering Infertile Women, Liberia (Fish Group). Read more about this initiative right here: merckmorethanamother(dot)com.
Tom Close Big Life Official Video. For more information, visit: unesco-mars(dot)com.
There is a need for a systemic shift in the current culture of gender discrimination in the context of fertility care in African societies. Together we can create a culture shift; Together we can challenge the perception of infertile women, their roles and worth in society. The central difficulty associated with infertility in developing countries is that infertility transforms from an acute, private agony into a harsh, public stigma with complex and devastating consequences. Hon. Joyce Lay shares her experience. To read more about Merck More Than A Mother, visit merckmorethanamother(dot)com
UNESCO MARS - Bintou Janneh from Gambia tells us her story of suffering. To know more, visit unesco-mars(dot)com.
Merck Fertility is A Shared Responsibility with Jimmy Gathu. To know more, visit our website unesco-mars(dot)com
Merck Foundation empowering infertile women in Central African Republic. To find out more, visit merckmorethanamother(dot)com
Merck Foundation Alumni - Meet the future Embryologists of Africa. For more info, visit: unesco-mars(dot)com
Octopizzo ft. Rozzi, Remix of Merck More Than a Mother Song. For more details, visit unesco-mars(dot)com.
Merck More Than A Mother-The Story of Empowering Infertile Women, Sierra Leone - group1