Merck Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Merck Germany, marks today the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and also marks the start of the “16 Days of Activism" that precedes Human Rights Day on December 10 each year.
Watch the story of Merck Foundation CEO visit to Jackline Mwende, the victim of infertility Stigma. She was abused and accused of being unable to bear a child. Although she was not the one with the infertility problem – it was her husband. Yet he refused to get treated and abused her. He chopped off both her hands trying to kill her. Merck Foundation empowered and helped her to start her new life, new home and a new supermarket to lead a good life. She became the “Merck More Than a Mother” heroine.
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The Merck Foundation, established in 2017, is the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany, aims to improve the health and wellbeing of people and advance their lives through science and technology. Our efforts are primarily focused on improving access to innovative healthcare solutions in underserved communities, building healthcare and scientific research capacity and empowering people in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) with a special focus on women and youth. All Merck Foundation press releases are distributed by e-mail at the same time they become available on the Merck Foundation Website. Please go to www.merck-foundation.com to read more and/or register online to interact and exchange experience with our registered members.
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|Image Caption : Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation with Jackline, the victim of infertility stigma and her baby, during her visit to her house||click for high-res image|
|Image Caption : Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation with Jackline, the victim of infertility stigma||click for high-res image|
|Image Caption : Message from Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation||click for high-res image|
|Video Caption : Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation visit to Jackline, the victim of infertility stigma||https://www.youtube.com/embed/dRog-3nROx4|
|Video Caption : Watch what happened to Jackline Mwende, victim of infertility stigma, after meeting Merck Foundation||https://www.youtube.com/embed/yR4525kFFIk|