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 Health
Merck 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.
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Merck Foundation Vision, Mission, Program & Chairman and CEO messages
We at Merck, the world’s oldest pharmaceutical and chemical company, know that acting responsibly is key for long-time entrepreneurial success. Therefore, we do a lot for the communities in which we operate in.
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Merck Foundation established to improve the health and well-being of people
Rasha Kelej appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Merck Foundation.

Merck has announced the launch of the Merck Foundation - a new philanthropic organization which aims to improve the health and well-being of people and advance their lives through science and technology in developing countries and underserved communities.
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UNESCO Merck Africa Research Summit- MARS 2017Call for Applications
As part of the "Merck STEM Program for Women and Youth", the 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. AmeenahGuribFakim
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Merck marks "International Women's Day" with Africa's first female president H.E. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
Merck 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 More than a Mother" will empower infertile women in Liberia through improving access to information,
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Merck's Prof. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp awarded by Africa's First Female President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
H.E. President of Republic of Liberia, Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf recognizes Prof. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp for Merck’s contribution towards empowering women and girls in science and technology.
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UNESCO and MeRCK celebrate outstanding African Women Researchers for the First Time
The awardees who are final PhD students and young investigators based at African research institutes and universities were selected based on the abstracts they submitted which were impressive and related to Infectious Diseases with the aim to improve Women Health,
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MERCK Partners with UNESCO and African Union to empower Women in Research
Merck 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
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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
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Call for Applications: UNESCO MERCK Africa Research Summit- MARS 2016 in partnership with African Union and Ethiopia Ministry of Health
The "UNESCO Merck Africa Research Summit-MARS 2016" is slated to take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on the 28th and 29th of November with scientific support from UNESCO (United Nations Educational,
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Important voice in the African Union: Rasha Kelej appointed member of Human Resources, Science and Technology Cluster
Rasha Kelej, Chief Social Officer, Merck Healthcare, has been appointed as a member of the Human Resources, Science and Technology Cluster of the African Union's Economic, Social and Cultural Council. In doing so, the council recognizes Kelej's great commitment to building research capacity and improving working conditions, in particular to benefit young scientists in Africa.
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"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'.
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From Kenya to Uganda: "Merck More than a Mother" campaign marks International Women's Day
As 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
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