Merck Foundation partners with Africa Reproductive Care Society (ARCS) to build fertility care capacity and advocacy in Africa



Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com), the philanthropic arm of Merck KgaA, announced its partnership with African Society for Reproductive Care (ARCS) based in Lagos, Nigeria, to build capacity in fertility and reproductive tract care, strengthen advocacy to break infertility stigma and raise awareness of infertility prevention and male infertility in Africa in the part of the Merck Foundation More than a Mother campaign.

Senator Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of the Merck Foundation stressed: “We are very happy to be associated with a large and inclusive society like African Reproductive Care Society with the aim of not only providing scientific and clinical training to African physicians and embryologists, but also to develop advocacy to break the stigma of infertility and raise awareness about the prevention, management of infertility and infertility masculine. At the Merck Foundation, we have partnered with 20 African First Ladies, Ministries of Health, Information, Education, Communication and Gender, Universities, Media and artistic communities to achieve our goals to transform the fertility care landscape in Africa, and we have taken some very important steps. . I believe that with our new partnership with ARCS, we will continue our efforts and address different aspects of this subject ”.

Prof. Oladapo Ashiru, President of the African Society for Reproductive Care (ARCS) underlined: “I am very happy to be associated with the Merck Foundation. The Merck Foundation raised awareness and strengthened fertility care capacities in Africa. It is very important to raise awareness about the prevention and management of infertility, as around 85% of infertility cases in Africa are caused by untreated infectious diseases and therefore are preventable in many cases. I also thank the CEO of Merck Foundation, Senator, Dr Rasha Kelej for his energy, inspiration and innovations. Together will do good for Africa ”.

“I invite all fertility care experts and embryologists, media experts, fashion designers who are our Merck Foundation alumni to join this company. I also invite policy makers, leaders and community members, singers and filmmakers to apply for membership which is free and inclusive for all of Africa, ”added Senator Rasha Kelej.

The Merck Foundation announced this partnership during their 8th edition of Merck Foundation Africa Asia Luminary on April 29, 2021 during the fertility and reproduction care session, where they provided scientific and medical training to more than 400 doctors from Africa and Asia. And, discussed the challenges, strategies and solutions to improve access to quality, equitable and regulated fertility care in Africa and Asia.

This partnership is part of the Merck Foundation More than a Mother initiative.

Short Link: https://wp.me/pcj2iU-3zrb


NNN: :is a Nigerian online news portal that publishes breaking news in Nigeria, and across the world. Our journalists are honest, fair, accurate, thorough and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting news in the best interest of the public, because truth is the cornerstone of journalism and they strive diligently to ascertain the truth in every news report. Contact: editor @ nnn.ng

WAPA reiterates commitment to vulnerable women in Lagos Coronavirus – Daily update on the status of COVID-19 statistics in Zambia (May 5, 2021) EU moots military training mission to Mozambique – Official Vaccine shortage increases risk of COVID-19 resurgence NECO releases 2020 SSCE results Rugby Africa Mulligrubbers #AfricaAsOne with the launch of the men’s seven-a-side solidarity camp China ready to discuss COVID-19 vaccine patents within WTO Energy Capital & Power, Equatorial Guinea partner for an investor report, a documentary and an American event Insecurity: Lawyers back creation of state police Niger: the new government should investigate the massacres Popular OAP Lolo 1 and her children survive car accident Burna Boy’s ‘Ye’ certified Gold in the U. S. Airport flyover rehabilitation begins, FG awards contract WHO publishes recommendation on maximum salt levels in foods Lagos places 4,000 unemployed graduates on N40,000 monthly salary FIFA and Gianni Infantino welcome the decision of the Swiss Federal Criminal Court to challenge the extraordinary federal prosecutor NDLEA arrests grandma, granddaughter with 192kg cocaine in Ondo Engineers laud FG, Lagos Govt. high on infrastructure delivery AstraZeneca Africa PUMUA Initiative celebrates World Asthma Day with delivery of the first PUMUA nebulization stations in 4 countries UK to support 30 Nigerian female GreenTech entrepreneurs Energy Capital & Power, CNBC Africa Partner for Africa Energy series documentaries Gov. Bello seeks FG collaboration in tackling insecurity in Niger Basketball Africa League and the French Development Agency to advance education and inclusion in Africa FEC approves N6.2bn for power projects As West Africa begins vaccine deployment, what role should technology play? Animated films are the stars of the 8th edition of the NollywoodWeek film festival Youth football and unity in central Côte d’Ivoire Germany bans Islamist organisation, Ansaar International Bybit launches mining na nuvem to democratize Ethereum mining TCN to boost power supply to 10 LGAs in Kano State Why Presidency’s claim on Mbaka is a monumental distraction Vertiv Launches Next Generation Midsize UPS System For Mission Critical Applications FG, BPE partner to partially commercialise 4 river basin authorities –Minister TOP AFRICA NEWS reporter from Rwanda among 50 journalists to participate in “Fight against the climate crisis through the virtual tour of reports on American innovations” Nepal’s hospitals face oxygen supply shortage Coronavirus – Kenya: COVID-19 update (May 4, 2021) IRC extremely concerned for the safety of migrants and refugees returned to Libya HIV/AIDS: Ogun Unveils Plan To Reduce Mother-To-Child Transmission India records 3,780 COVID-19 deaths in 1 day WAPA impacts 48,000 Lagos residents in two years Minister expresses concern over new paediatric HIV infections Coronavirus – Ethiopia: COVID-19 cases reported in Ethiopia (May 4, 2021) World Asthma Day: 339 million people affected globally Coronavirus – Nigeria: COVID-19 case update (May 4, 2021) Wealth Migrate, an African leader in licensing to offer crowdfunding services to investors COVID-19: NCDC confirms 34 new cases Coronavirus – Eritrea: Ministry of Health announcement (May 4, 2021) Coronavirus – Daily Update on the State of COVID-19 Statistics in Zambia (May 4, 2021) Baba Ijesha lands in trouble for allegedly abusing minor sexually 2023: APGA says no more platform for political party gamblers