Winners Of “Merck Foundation More Than a Mother” Africa Media Recognition Awards 2020 [Nigeria]

Winners have emerged at the “Merck Foundation More Than a Mother” Africa Media Recognition Awards 2020 to break infertility stigma.

Merck Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany announced the winners of ‘Merck Foundation More Than a Mother’ Africa Media Recognition Awards 2020.

Senator Dr. RashaKelej, CEO of Merck Foundation, President ‘Merck More Than a Mother and African Woman of the Year 2020 celebrated the winners saying:

“Big congratulations to all the winners of ‘Merck Foundation More Than a Mother’ Africa Media Recognition Awards 2020. First, I’d like to thank my dear sisters, First ladies of Africa for their support as Ambassadors to make this award a great success. I am very proud to recognize and appreciate professional journalists who became the voice of the voiceless and the storytellers of infertile women and break the stigma around them and also raised awareness about male infertility.

As you all know I strongly believe in the critical role that media and art play to create a culture shift and raise awareness about health, cultural and sensitive issues such as infertility stigma. I welcome all the winners to be member in our Merck Foundation Alumni to work closely with us to empower women and girls at all levels.”

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Winners Of Merck Foundation “Stay at Home” Media Awards 2020

The Merck Foundation has announced the winners of the “Stay at Home” Media Recognition Awards 2020 for Ghana and for Nigeria.

The theme of the awards was ‘Raising Awareness on how to Stay Safe and Keep Physically and Mentally Healthy during Coronavirus Lockdown’ with the aim to separate facts from myths and misconceptions.

Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation stated:

“I am very proud of our winners from Ghana and Nigeria who helped to educate the communities about Covid-19 through their exceptional work by frequently covering this topic in their respective countries. I have always believed that Media can play a very important role in sensitizing people about sensitive issues such as Coronavirus global pandemic. Big congratulations to all the winners.

The valuable contribution from the winners in sensitizing their respective communities about Covid-19 has encouraged us to additionally reward them all to become Merck Foundation Alumni and provide them with one-year access to online educational training program called ‘MasterClass’. The MasterClass is an immersive online experience and self-paced learning course in English that can be accessed anywhere with the Internet. This is to motivate passionate journalists to continue writing and advocating for social, economic and health issues across their countries.”

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Reste Avec Moi By Ayobami Adebayo Wins Prix Les Afriques 2020

“Reste Avec Moi” by Ayobami Adebayo has been awarded the Prix Les Afriques 2020.

The winning novel was first published in English under the title “Stay With Me” before being translated into French by Josette Chicheportiche and published by Charleston Editions in 2019.

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