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Merck Foundation Established

New Foundation aims to improve health and well-being of people and advance lives through science and technology in developing countries and underserved communities. Rasha Kelej appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Merck Foundation

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"Merck More than a Mother" from Africa to Asia for the first time -in partnership with Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction (ASPIRE)

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, April 3, 2017 – Merck, a leading science and technology company through its “Merck More than a Mother” initiative in partnership with Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction (ASPIRE), conducted a panel to address challenges and solutions to improve access to regulated fertility care in Africa and Asia.

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Merck marks "International Women's Day" with the launch of "More than a Mother" campaign and "STEM program for Women and Girls" for the first time in Liberia

Monrovia, Liberia, March 8, 2017 – Merck, a leading science and technology company, today marks "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.

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Prof. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp awarded by Africa's First Female President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Monrovia, Liberia, March 15, 2017 – Merck, a leading science and technology company, has announced today that H.E. President of the Republic of Liberia and Africa’s First Female Head of State Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has awarded a “Medal of Honour” to Prof. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp, Chairman of Executive Board and Family Board of E. Merck KG in recognition of Merck’s efforts to empower African women and girls in the fields of science and technology where they are currently under-represented.

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Merck continues to empower Kenyan women through "Merck More than a Mother" and "Merck STEM for Women and Girls" programs

Nairobi, Kenya, March 3, 2017 – Merck, a leading science and technology company, today announces their commitment to empower Kenyan women through their” Merck More than a Mother “and the start of “Merck STEM for Women and Girls” programs.

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Merck empowers Ugandan infertile women for the second year through "Merck More than a Mother" in partnership with Uganda Ministry of Health

Kampala, Uganda, February 27, 2017 – Merck, a leading science and technology company, today continues their commitment for the second year to empower infertile women in Uganda through improving access to information, health, change of mind-set and economic empowerment.

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"Merck More than a Mother" addresses infertility challenges and solutions in Africa in partnership with International Federation Fertility Societies (IFFS)

New Delhi, India – Merck, a leading science and technology company, through "Merck More than a Mother" in partnership with the International Federation of Fertility Societies- IFFS conducted a high level panel and addressed infertility challenges and solutions in Africa at the opening ceremony of the World Congress of (IFFS) held in New Delhi, India.

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Merck and University of Nairobi to Start Medical Oncology Fellowship Program

Darmstadt, Germany, July 1, 2016 – Merck, a leading science and technology company, today announced to start the first Merck Africa Medical Oncology Fellowship Program for Sub-Saharan African countries in partnership with University of Nairobi, Kenya.

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Merck’s Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp receives “African Alliances HE for SHE” award for women empowerment

Cairo, Egypt – Merck, a leading science and technology company, has announced that Prof. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp, Chairman of Executive Board and Family Board of E. Merck KG was awarded the “African Alliances HE for SHE” award for Women Empowerment during the 11th African Congress for Women Entrepreneurs held in Egypt.

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Merck kicks off its "Merck Diabetes and Hypertension Awards" across African and Asian Universities as part of its Capacity Advancement Program

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 11, 2016 – Merck, a leading science and technology company, today announced the start of the Merck Diabetes Award and Merck Hypertension Award across more than 30 African and Asian universities with the aim to build a platform of diabetes and hypertension experts across the globe.

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“Empowering Berna” - A new initiative of “Merck More than a Mother” to Mark CSW60 announced

New York, USA, March 18, 2016 – Merck, a leading science and technology company, today through “Merck More than a Mother”, in partnership with African Fertility Society, African Alliance for Women Empowerment (AFRAWE), and International Federation of Business

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Merck Launches “Merck More Than a Mother” Campaign in Partnership with Uganda Ministry of Health and Africa Fertility Society

Kampala, Uganda, February 5, 2016 – Merck, a leading science and technology company, today announced the launch of its second “Merck More than a Mother” campaign in Africa for the first time in Uganda as part of the Merck Capacity Advancement Program.

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Merck and Uganda Ministry of Health Join Hands to Fight Diabetes and Cancer

Kampala, Uganda, November 18, 2015 – Merck, a leading science and technology company, in partnership with Uganda Ministry of Health today kicked off a combined diabetes and cancer campaign in Uganda as part of the Merck Cancer Control Program. The program is one of the initiatives of the Merck Capacity Advancement Program (CAP).

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"Merck Africa Luminary" Aims to Raise Quality of Healthcare in Africa

Nairobi, Kenya, November 16, 2015 – Merck, a leading science and technology company, today kicked off its second Merck Africa Luminary for the first time in Kenya. During the inauguration of this year’s Merck Africa Luminary, Karl Ludwig Kley, Chairman of Executive Board and CEO of Merck emphasized, “We are pleased to engage with Kenya Ministry of Health and Government of Nairobi to improve access to better healthcare as part of our commitment to the social and economic development in the country.

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Merck Launches its Capacity Advancement Program at University of Ghana

Accra, March 31, 2014 – The German pharmaceutical and chemical company Merck has formed a strategic partnership with University Of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah University, Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana, Ghana Medical Association and Ghana National Association of Diabetes in order to contribute to the country’s social and economic development. During his visit to University of Ghana, Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp, Chairman of the Executive Board and Family Board of E. Merck KG and member of the Merck family, said: “Merck is pleased to launch the Merck Capacity Advancement Program in Ghana as part of our commitment to providing sustainable access to high-quality health solutions and safe medicines in Africa."

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Merck Launches “More than a Mother” Campaign Aiming to Reduce Social Suffering of Infertile Women in Africa

Nairobi, Kenya, June 23, 2015 – Merck, a leading company for innovative, top-quality high-tech products in healthcare, life science and performance materials, today announced the launch of the “More than a Mother” campaign as part of the Merck Capacity Advancement Program

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