High Prevalence Of infertility In sub-Saharan Africa

SUB-SAHARAN Africa has a high infertility prevalence compared to developed countries such as the UK and USA, an expert says. By Kudakwashe Pembere This was revealed by a Ghanaian fertility specialist Dr Ekem Hiadzi during a media training workshop which was part of the Merck Foundation Community Awareness Program. According to a WHO report from 1987 infertility is the failure of a couple to achieve a pregnancy after 1 year of unprotected intercourse. Primary infertility is if pregnancy has never occurred while secondary is if there has been a preceding…

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Merck Foundation Aims To Bridge Specialist Gap In Africa And Asia

MERCK Foundation trained over 1 100 medical practitioners from Africa and Asia to bridge the gap of shortage of health personnel in some countries. By Kudakwashe Pembere On the back of the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic, most of these trainings were done virtually. This was said by Merck Foundation CEO Senator Dr Rasha Kelej during her organisation’s inaugural session of the 8th Edition of the ”MERCK FOUNDATION AFRICA ASIA LUMINARY” 2021 Online Videoconference. I would to assure that as Merck foundation we have trained 350 doctors across 35 countries in Africa…

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Merck Foundation Marks World Artificial Reproductive Technology Day, Trains Embryologists and Fertility Specialists across Africa and Asia

MERCK Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany marks ‘World ART Day 2020’ through providing long term hands-on embryology training and clinical fertility specialists training to develop local Embryologists and fertility specialists to improve access to quality and cost-effective fertility care in Africa and Asia, this is as part of Merck More than a Mother campaign. Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation, President of Merck More than a Mother and One of 100 Most Influential Africans (2019) emphasized, “I strongly believe in the critical role of Embryologists and…

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Merck Foundation Launches ‘Stay At Home’ Media Awards

MERK Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany together with African First Ladies  have announced the call for applications for their ‘Stay at Home” Media Recognition Awards for African countries. By Kudakwashe Pembere The organisation is working with First ladies from Ghana, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC ), Malawi, Namibia, Niger, Guinea Conakry, Burundi, Central African Republic (C.A.R.), Chad, Zimbabwe, Zambia, The Gambia, Liberia and Congo Brazzaville on the media awards initiative. The theme of the awards is ‘Raising Awareness on how to Stay Safe and keep Physically…

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