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Merck Foundation on GH One TV, Ghana with their TV Program “Our Africa” 5th Episode that Focuses on Breaking Infertility Stigma

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Merck Basis (https://Merck-Basis.com), the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany launched the Fifth Episode of their TV program – ‘Our Africa by Merck Basis’ at 2 pm on Sunday, the fifth of June 2022 on GH One, Ghana, repeated at 1:30 pm on Monday; the sixth of June. The remainder of the 15 episodes can be aired on GH One each Sunday 2 pm and repeated each Monday 1:30 pm.  

Obtain doc: https://bit.ly/3mCeC9A

The Television program can be broadcasting on KTN, Kenya and NTV, Uganda, and in addition posted on all social media channels of Merck Basis and of KTN, NTV and GH One TV.

The TV program’s fifth episode is addressing a really delicate subject to the African communities: Breaking Infertility Stigma. The previous episodes of the present have addressed diabetes prevention and early detection, breaking infertility stigma, supporting lady schooling and the significance of selling a Wholesome Life-style respectively. The TV program has been receiving nice opinions from viewers throughout the three nations and social media followers throughout Africa and past.

Watch the Fifth Episode promo right here: https://bit.ly/3zvpTju
Watch the Fifth Episode right here: https://bit.ly/3O4GbUH

‘Our Africa by Merck Basis’ is a pan African TV program that’s conceptualized, produced, directed, and co-hosted by Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Basis to function African Vogue Designers, Singers, and outstanding friends from varied domains with the intention to lift consciousness and create a tradition shift throughout Africa. The present is co-hosted by Brian Mulondo from Uganda.

Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Basis expressed, “I’m very excited to carry to you the fifth episode of ‘Our Africa by Merck Basis’ which goals to Break the Infertility Stigma and empower Infertile and childless girls and {couples}.

Though male components contribute to about 50% of the causes of infertility, girls are overwhelmingly perceived as being the only real chargeable for a pair’s infertility, and subsequently, the social struggling and stigma related to infertility tends to be better for them than their husbands. It is a crucial challenge that must be addressed. This additionally has been the primary focus for our signature motion ‘Extra Than a Mom’, I’m very glad that our viewers and social media followers have actually favored and appreciated the episode. I acquired many messages saying that they had been unaware that infertility could be as a result of male issue too. In the course of the episode, we addressed that just about 50% of infertility instances are as a result of male issue and in addition that fertility is a shared duty because it takes a person and girl to have a baby. Males ought to get examined along with their wives and help them throughout the therapy journey. Ladies are extra than simply moms. And Males are extra than simply fathers. Now we have communicated these necessary messages by our Vogue and Artwork with Objective neighborhood, by vogue designs, songs, movies and kids story books”.

The present is being aired on:

– Each Saturday @ 5:30 pm (EAT) on KTN, Kenya; re-runs on Wednesday @ 6:30 am (EAT)
– Each Sunday @ 6:30 pm (EAT) on NTV Uganda; re-runs on Thursday @ 4:00 pm (EAT)
– Each Sunday @ 2 pm on (GMT) GH One TV, Ghana; re-runs on Monday @ 1:30 pm (GMT)

Watch the Promo of ‘Our Africa by Merck Basis’ right here: https://bit.ly/3NIiYrx

The fifth episode of ‘Our Africa by Merck Basis’ TV program incorporates a video about Jackline Mwende, a sufferer of infertility stigma. This exhibits how childless girls in some cultures endure from discrimination, violence, stigma, and ostracism.  The video exhibits how Merck Basis supported Jackline by offering her with home and grocery store so she could be impartial and have a gradual earnings. Merck Basis has additionally supported many different childless girls who suffered infertility stigma throughout Africa by “Empowering  Berna” program, which is a part of “Greater than a Mom” along with their Ambassadors, African First Women.

Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej additional explains, “We help girls like Jackline by our ‘Extra Than a Mom’ marketing campaign. Our efforts are to provoke a cultural shift to empower girls dwelling with Infertility stigma in any respect ranges by elevating consciousness; supporting lady schooling; coaching native fertility specialists, embryologists, sexual and reproductive care specialists, and media representatives with the intention to rework girls’s well being in Africa and creating nations and imported entry to data and alter of mindset. Now we have additionally partnered with African First Women who’re the Ambassadors of Merck Basis Extra Than a Mom”.

The episode additionally sheds gentle on some critical information put forth by WHO – in creating nations, One in each 4 {couples} suffers from major or secondary infertility. Round 85% of infertility in Africa are as a result of untreated infections, these infections are a results of unsafe abortions, unsafe deliveries, STDs, FGM, little one marriage and lots of different causes.  Therefore prevention is crucial and this was additionally emphasised throughout the TV program.

This episode featured vogue designers David Kusi Boye-Doye from Ghana, and Claire Asiimwe from Uganda who showcased their designs that displayed robust messages on Ladies are Extra Than Moms, Males and Extra Than Fathers, #NoToInfertilityStigma, #FertilityIsASharedResponsibility and infertility prevention suggestions; and Santa Anzo, a famend Vogue Designer from Uganda.

The episode additionally featured a Extra Than a Mom theme track by Sunita Daffeh, a singer from The Gambia. This track communicates that ladies are greater than a mom and males are greater than fathers. Hear and watch the track right here:  https://bit.ly/3xkGG6r

Merck Basis’s iconic “Extra Than a Mom” marketing campaign led by Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej is a rallying motion to Break Infertility Stigma round girls throughout the African continent.

Below the “‘Extra Than a Mom’ marketing campaign, Merck Basis has supplied greater than 390 scholarships to docs from 38 nations, with the intention to advance girls’s well being and reproductive, sexual care and fertility care, by offering scholarships to docs of one-year diploma and two-year grasp diploma of Reproductive & Sexual care and Fertility And embryology coaching packages. Furthermore, Merck Basis has skilled greater than 2200 media representatives from greater than 30 nations to lift neighborhood consciousness, making a tradition shift and breaking the stigma round infertility and infertile and childless girls.

Merck Basis has additionally been empowering childless and infertile girls by their “Empowering Berna” initiative below Merck Basis’s “Extra Than a Mom” motion. This initiative helps girls who can’t be handled for infertility anymore by serving to them to get skilled to determine small companies in order that they are often impartial and re-build their lives. By way of ‘Empowering Berna’, the lives of many infertile girls have been remodeled in lots of African nations like Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, Central African Republic, Niger, Malawi and lots of extra.

Merck Basis in partnership with African First Women have additionally launched David’s Story, a youngsters storybook to emphasise robust household values of affection and respect from a younger age which can mirror on eliminating the stigma of infertility and the resulted home violence sooner or later. The storybooks have been localized for every nation to have a greater join with the younger readers. Learn David’s Story right here: https://bit.ly/3mCeC9A 

Merck Basis, has additionally launched greater than 25 songs, many of those songs created with intention to interrupt the infertility stigma, as part of their “Extra Than a Mom” marketing campaign. Take heed to a number of the songs right here:

  1. Watch, share & subscribe to the ‘Plus qu’une MERE’ composed and sung by Ms. Fortunate-Lou, the daughter of The President and The First Girl of Burundi: https://bit.ly/39jg3Xi
  2. Watch, share & subscribe to the “Extra Than a Mom” track by Cwesi Oteng and Adina from Ghana: https://bit.ly/3xBPrKu
  3. Watch, share & subscribe to the “Extra Than a Mom” track by H.E. George Weah, the President of the Republic of Liberia created to help Merck Basis “Extra Than a Mom” motion: https://bit.ly/3NSHyWE

Take heed to all “Greater than a Mom” songs right here: https://bit.ly/3zrrpmL

  “To deal with this necessary challenge of breaking infertility stigma and in addition a variety of different social points, we yearly launch Merck Basis ‘Extra Than a Mom’ Awards in partnership with African First Women. I might additionally like to ask the African Neighborhood of Media, Vogue, Movie making, and Musicians, college students and potential skills in these fields to use for the awards this 12 months, in an effort to create a tradition shift and break the silence about a number of of the next subjects: Breaking Infertility Stigma, Supporting Woman Schooling, Ladies Empowerment, Ending Youngster Marriage, Ending FGM, and/ or Stopping GBV in any respect ranges. I’m trying ahead to receiving their artistic work on [email protected]”, added Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej.

“I’m very excited to carry to you all of the upcoming episodes of ‘OUR AFRICA by Merck Basis’ TV program. So, keep tuned and be able to Get knowledgeable, Get wholesome, and Get entertained!”, concluded Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Merck Basis.

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About ‘Merck Basis Extra Than a Mom’:
“Merck Basis Extra Than a Mom” is a powerful motion that goals to empower infertile girls by entry to data, schooling, and alter of mindset. This highly effective marketing campaign helps in defining insurance policies and interventions to construct high quality and equitable Reproductive and Fertility Care Capability, Break Infertility Stigma and Increase Consciousness about Infertility Prevention and Male Infertility. In partnership with African First Women, Ministries of Well being, Data, Schooling & Gender, academia, policymakers, Worldwide fertility societies, media, and artwork, the initiative additionally offers coaching for fertility specialists and embryologists to construct and advance fertility care capability in Africa and creating nations.

With “Merck Basis Extra Than a Mom”, we have now initiated a cultural shift to de-stigmatize infertility in any respect ranges: By bettering consciousness, coaching native specialists within the fields of fertility care and media, constructing advocacy in cooperation with African First Women and ladies leaders and by supporting childless girls in beginning their very own small companies. It’s all about giving each girl the respect and the assistance she deserves to stay a satisfying life, with or and not using a little one. 

The Ambassadors of “Merck Basis Extra Than a Mom” are:

H.E. NEO JANE MASISI,
The First Girl of Botswana

H.E. REBECCA AKUFO-ADDO, The First Girl of Ghana

H.E. AISHA BUHARI, The First Girl of Nigeria

H.E. ANGELINE NDAYISHIMIYE, The First Girl of Burundi

H.E. CLAR WEAH, The First Girl of Liberia

H.E FATIMA MAADA BIO, The First Girl of Sierra Leone

H.E. BRIGITTE TOUADERA, The First Girl of Central African Republic

H.E. MONICA CHAKWERA, The First Girl of Malawi

H.E. MUTINTA HICHILEMA, The First Girl of Zambia

H.E. ANTOINETTE SASSOU-NGUESSO, The First Girl of Congo Brazzaville

H.E. ISAURA FERRÃO NYUSI, The First Girl of Mozambique

H.E. AUXILLIA MNANGAGWA, The First Girl of Zimbabwe

H.E. DENISE NYAKERU TSHISEKEDI, THE First Girl of Democratic Republic of Congo

H.E. MONICA GEINGOS, The First Girl of Namibia

H.E. FATOUMATTA BAH-BARROW, The First Girl of The Gambia

H.E. BAZOUM HADIZA MABROUK, The First Girl of Niger

The Former First Girl of Burundi, H.E DENISE NKURUNZIZA, The Former First Girl of Chad, H.E. HINDA DÉBY ITNO, The Former First Girl of Guinea Conakry, H.E. CONDÉ DJENE, The Former First Girl of Malawi, H.E. PROFESSOR GERTRUDE MUTHARIKA, The Former First Girl of Niger, H.E AÏSSATA ISSOUFOU MAHAMADOU and The Former First Girl of Zambia, H.E. ESTHER LUNGU have labored efficiently with Merck Basis as Merck Basis Extra Than a Mom Ambassadors to interrupt the stigma of infertility and empower infertile girls of their nations.

Merck Basis launched new progressive initiatives to sensitize native communities about infertility prevention, male infertility with the intention to interrupt the stigma of infertility and empowering infertile girls as a part of Merck Basis Greater than a Mom COMMUNITY AWARENESS CAMPAIGN, similar to.

  • ‘Merck Basis Greater than a Mom’ Africa Media Recognition Awards and Well being Media Coaching
  • ‘Merck Basis Greater than a Mom’ Vogue Awards
  • ‘Merck Basis Greater than a Mom’ Movie Awards
  • ‘Merck Basis Greater than a Mom’ Music Awards
  • Native songs with native artists to deal with the cultural notion of infertility and the best way to change it
  • ​Youngsters storybook, localized for every nation

About Merck Basis:
The Merck Basis, established in 2017, is the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany, goals to enhance the well being and wellbeing of individuals and advance their lives by science and expertise. Our efforts are primarily targeted on bettering entry to high quality & equitable healthcare options in underserved communities, constructing healthcare and scientific analysis capability and empowering folks in STEM (Science, Expertise, Engineering, and Arithmetic) with a particular deal with girls and youth. All Merck Basis press releases are distributed by e-mail on the similar time they develop into accessible on the Merck Basis Web site. Please go to Merck-Basis.com to learn extra. To know extra, attain out to our social media: Merck Basis (Merck-Basis.com); Fb (bit.ly/32YFKpv), Twitter (bit.ly/2TeOQNj), Instagram(bit.ly/3g6OYr3) , YouTube (bit.ly/3zc3up1) and Flicker (bit.ly/2Tay0Pu).

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