Merck Foundation invites applications for six distinct awards in the fields of media, film, fashion, and music in Mauritius

Merck Foundation invites applications for six distinct awards in the fields of media, film, fashion, and music in Mauritius. Merck Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany, in collaboration with the Mauritius Ministry of Health and Wellness, has reaffirmed their commitment to building healthcare capacity by offering a one-year postgraduate diploma and a two-year master’s degree in a variety of critical and underserved specialties to Mauritius doctors.

Senator Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation and President, Merck Foundation More Than a Mother, stated, “I am very proud that in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Wellness of Mauritius, we have provided till today 71 scholarships of one-year diploma and two-years master degree in many critical and underserved specialties for young Mauritian doctors with the aim to transform the landscape of patient care in the country.”

32 medical graduates have been admitted to residency programmes in Oncology, Diabetes, Endocrinology, Acute Medicine, Respiratory Medicine, Preventive Cardiovascular Medicine, and Sexual and Reproductive Medicine. Another 39 medical graduates have been accepted into PG Diploma programmes in a variety of new underserved specialties, including Emergency and Resuscitation Medicine, Gastroenterology, Laparoscopic Surgical Skills, Mental Health: Psychological Therapies, Orthopedic Trauma Science, Paediatric, Emergency Medicine, Advanced Surgical Practice, Dermatology, Neonatal Medicine, and Pain Management.

“We will continue launching other programs to raise awareness and build advocacy to support girl education and address health issues such as raising awareness about coronavirus through Media Training and Media Recognition Awards for Media representative in Mauritius,” added Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej.

Merck Foundation, through its Merck Foundation More Than a Mother Campaign, is also raising awareness about infertility prevention and male infertility, as well as defining interventions to end infertility stigma and support girl education in the country. Additionally, the Merck Foundation has been educating the public about coronavirus and ways to stay safe and healthy during a global pandemic.

“We plan to soon conduct our Merck Foundation Health Media Training for the Mauritian journalists, to educate them, particularly the young journalists, on how to break the silence and be the voice of the voiceless in order to eliminate the stigma of infertility and emphasize the importance of girls’ education, through their day to day work. Moreover, to underscore the important role that media, art, fashion, music, and film plays in raising awareness about sensitive and health issues such as promoting the best prevention practices during the second wave of coronavirus, Merck Foundation has launched 6 Awards. The Media Awards have been announced in partnership with Media Trust Board, Mauritius,” emphasized Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej.

The Merck Foundation recently announced the following six honorees:

  1. Merck Foundation Africa Media Recognition Awards “More Than a Mother” in partnership with the Mauritius Media TrustBoard: Media representatives are invited to showcase their work raising awareness about Infertility Prevention, Breaking the Stigma of Infertility, and Empowering Girls and Women through Education.

The deadline for submissions is August 30, 2021. For additional information, please click here.

  1. Merck Foundation Film Awards “More Than a Mother” 2021: All African filmmakers and students are invited to create and share a FILM or DOCUDRAMA that conveys powerful and influential messages about ending the stigma associated with infertility and/or empowering girls and women through education at all levels.

The deadline for submissions is August 30, 2021. For additional information, please click here.

  1. Merck Foundation Fashion Awards “More Than a Mother” 2021: All African fashion students and designers are invited to create and share designs that communicate powerful and influential messages about infertility prevention, breaking the stigma associated with infertility, and/or empowering girls and women through education.

The deadline for submissions is August 30, 2021. For additional information, please click here.

  1. Merck Foundation Song Awards “More Than a Mother” 2021: All African Singers and Musical Artists are invited to create and share a SONG focused on Empowering Girls and Women through Education at all levels.

The deadline for submissions is August 30, 2021. For additional information, please click here.

  1. Merck Foundation “Mask Up With Care” Media Recognition Awards 2021, Mauritius: Media representatives are invited to showcase their work in order to raise awareness about how to adapt best protection measures such as wearing masks to demonstrate care and love for family and community; to encourage the community to choose vaccination when available; and to sensitise them about the importance of supporting healthcare workers who are at the forefront of the COVID 19 pandemic.

The deadline for submissions is September 30, 2021. For additional information, please click here.

  1. Merck Foundation “Make Your Own Mask” Fashion Awards 2021: All African Fashion Designers and Students are invited to create and share designs of masks and other clothing items that convey messages encouraging people to wear masks to demonstrate their concern while remaining creative and fun!

The deadline for submissions is September 30, 2021. For additional information, please click here.

Entries for all the awards to be submitted via email to submit@merck-foundation.com

About ‘Merck Foundation More Than a Mother’ campaign

“Merck Foundation More Than a Mother” is a powerful movement aimed at empowering infertile women through information, education, and a shift in mindset. This effective campaign assists governments in developing policies that will increase access to regulated, safe, effective, and equitable fertility care. It defines interventions aimed at eradicating stigma associated with infertile women and increasing public awareness of infertility prevention, management, and male infertility. The initiative also provides training for fertility specialists and embryologists in Africa and developing countries in collaboration with African First Ladies, Ministries of Health, Information, Education, and Gender, academia, policymakers, international fertility societies, media, and art.
With “Merck Foundation More Than a Mother,” we’ve sparked a cultural shift to de-stigmatize infertility on all fronts: by increasing awareness, training local experts in fertility care and media, advocating on behalf of African First Ladies and women leaders, and assisting childless women in starting their own small businesses. It’s about showing every woman the respect and assistance she deserves in order to live a fulfilling life, whether or not she has children.

The Ambassadors of “Merck Foundation More Than a Mother” are:

Merck Foundation launched new innovative initiatives to sensitize local communities about infertility prevention, male infertility with the aim to break the stigma of infertility and empowering infertile women as part of Merck Foundation More than a Mother COMMUNITY AWARENESS CAMPAIGN, such as;

‘Merck Foundation More than a Mother’ Africa Media Recognition Awards and Health Media Training
‘Merck Foundation More than a Mother’ Fashion Awards
‘Merck Foundation More than a Mother’ Film Awards
‘Merck Foundation More than a Mother’ Song Awards
Local songs with local artists to address the cultural perception of infertility and how to change it
Children storybook, localized for each country
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source: ANI

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