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  •  Merck Foundation https Merck Foundation com the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany launched the 9th episode of its TV show Our Africa by Merck Foundation on Saturday June 11 2022 on KTN Kenya on repeat on Wednesday and Sunday June 12 on NTV Uganda repeated on Thursday The TV show is also broadcast on GH One TV hellip
    “Our Africa by Merck Foundation” Ninth Episode now on KTN, NTV, and Social Media
     Merck Foundation https Merck Foundation com the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany launched the 9th episode of its TV show Our Africa by Merck Foundation on Saturday June 11 2022 on KTN Kenya on repeat on Wednesday and Sunday June 12 on NTV Uganda repeated on Thursday The TV show is also broadcast on GH One TV hellip
    “Our Africa by Merck Foundation” Ninth Episode now on KTN, NTV, and Social Media
    Africa3 weeks ago

    “Our Africa by Merck Foundation” Ninth Episode now on KTN, NTV, and Social Media

    Merck Foundation (https://Merck-Foundation.com), the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany launched the 9th episode of its TV show "Our Africa by Merck Foundation" on Saturday, June 11, 2022 on KTN, Kenya, on repeat on Wednesday and Sunday June 12 on NTV, Uganda, repeated on Thursday. The TV show is also broadcast on GH One TV in Ghana, every Sunday, repeats every Monday, and repeats on Mondays at 2pm.

    The ninth episode of "Our Africa from the Merck Foundation" addresses an important topic of "Stop Gender Based Violence (GBV)", the impact of this issue on communities and the need to address this issue. Previous episodes of the show have addressed the importance of early detection and prevention of diabetes, breaking the stigma of infertility, supporting girls' education, promoting a healthy lifestyle, ending female genital mutilation (FGM) , coronavirus health awareness and sustainability and recycled fashion. respectively. The TV show has received rave reviews from viewers in all three countries and from social media followers in Africa and beyond.

    Watch the Ninth Episode promo here: (https://bit.ly/3MUxgnO) Watch the Ninth Episode here: (https://bit.ly/3aVDI0r)

    'Our Africa by Merck Foundation' is a pan-African television program conceptualized, produced, directed and co-hosted by Senator Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of the Merck Foundation, featuring African fashion designers, singers and leading experts from various domains with the goal of raising awareness and creating cultural change in Africa. The show is co-hosted by Brian Mulondo from Uganda.

    Senator Dr. Rasha Kelej, Executive Director of the Merck Foundation said: “The response to the television program 'Our Africa of the Merck Foundation' has been very positive and overwhelming. I am very happy that the TV show was informative and entertaining at the same time. Now, we bring you the ninth episode that focuses on the theme of 'Stop gender-based violence'. Gender-based violence is the most pervasive but least visible human rights violation in the world. Gender-based violence affects 1 in 3 women throughout their lives, worldwide.

    “We address this sensitive topic through our 'Fashion and Art with a Purpose' community. I really admire art and fashion in Africa and I strongly believe that fashion and art should have a purpose beyond entertainment and looking good. They can help to be the voice of the voiceless and raise awareness in our communities. Through our program we want to reach out to youth and other members of urban and rural communities across the continent to address and raise awareness of a wide range of pressing health and social issues that are relevant to Africa, such as; Stop gender-based violence, break the stigma of infertility, end child marriage, support girls' education, end female genital mutilation (FGM), promote a healthy lifestyle, prevent and control diabetes and coronavirus health awareness and more,” added Dr. Rasha Kelej.

    The show airs on: The show airs on the following TV channels:

    - Every Saturday at 5:30 pm (EAT) on KTN, Kenya; re-run Wednesday at 6:30am (EAT) - Every Sunday at 6:30pm (EAT) on NTV Uganda; broadcast Thursday at 4:00 pm (EAT) - Every Sunday at 2 pm on (GMT) GH One TV, Ghana; rerun Monday at 1:30 pm (GMT)

    Watch the promotion of 'Our Africa by the Merck Foundation' here: (https://bit.ly/3NZZ4s)

    While gender-based violence (GBV) is not a problem unique to Africa, there is no doubt that the magnitude of the problem persists more severely on the continent than in other parts of the world. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that in 2013, 35% of women worldwide had experienced physical or sexual violence in their lifetime. By contrast, 45.6% of women over the age of 15 in Africa have experienced the same.

    This high incidence of gender-based violence in Africa can be correlated with low levels of education, exposure to violence elsewhere, patriarchal systems, attitudes that accept violence and gender inequality, and low access to information.

    In societies where justice is rarely achieved, awareness of women's rights is limited, and exposure to violence is constant, the task of reducing GBV remains paramount.

    The ninth episode of "Our Africa by Merck Foundation" features GHONE TV TV host and style coach Nancy, who shared tips on how to use fashion to build confidence in women. The episode also featured talented young designers Gaone Mangogola from Botswana and Stephany – Lee Schmidt from Namibia, who shared their designs displaying STOP GBV messages.

    Senator Dr. Rasha further emphasized: “We have also launched awards for media, fashion designers, filmmakers, musicians/singers, and potential new talents in these fields from African countries to address the sensitive issue of stopping gender-based violence, and also others. Topics such as Breaking the Stigma of Infertility, Supporting Girls' Education, Empowering Women, Ending Child Marriage and/or Ending Female Genital Mutilation. We are organizing these pageants in association with my dear sisters, the African First Ladies. I am excited and eager to receive applications at submit@merck-foundation.com.”

    “I am very excited to bring you all the upcoming episodes of the television show 'OUR AFRICA by Merck Foundation.' So stay tuned and get ready to get informed, stay healthy and be entertained!” concluded Senator Dr. Rasha Kelej.

    Watch Episode 1 here: (https://bit.ly/3Q8UPw0) Watch Episode 2 here: (https://bit.ly/39gGAoi) Watch Episode 3 here: (https://bit.ly/3NzWdG6 ) Watch Episode 4 here: (https://bit.ly/3NZst5s)Watch Episode 5 here: (https://bit.ly/3MyEeif)Watch Episode 6 here: (https://bit.ly/ 3mp8t0t)Watch episode 7 here: (https://bit.ly/3aFMHTh)Watch episode 8 here: (https://bit.ly/3b7Zs9J)

  •  Merck Foundation https Merck Foundation com the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany launched the eighth episode of its TV show Our Africa by Merck Foundation on Saturday June 4 2022 on KTN Kenya repeated on every Wednesday and also on Sunday June 5th on NTV Uganda repeated every Thursday Our Africa by Merck Foundation also airs on hellip
    “Our Africa by Merck Foundation” TV Program on KTN and NTV Kenya and Uganda – Eighth Episode Focuses on Sustainability Being a Shared Responsibility
     Merck Foundation https Merck Foundation com the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany launched the eighth episode of its TV show Our Africa by Merck Foundation on Saturday June 4 2022 on KTN Kenya repeated on every Wednesday and also on Sunday June 5th on NTV Uganda repeated every Thursday Our Africa by Merck Foundation also airs on hellip
    “Our Africa by Merck Foundation” TV Program on KTN and NTV Kenya and Uganda – Eighth Episode Focuses on Sustainability Being a Shared Responsibility
    Africa4 weeks ago

    “Our Africa by Merck Foundation” TV Program on KTN and NTV Kenya and Uganda – Eighth Episode Focuses on Sustainability Being a Shared Responsibility

    Merck Foundation (https://Merck-Foundation.com), the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany, launched the eighth episode of its TV show 'Our Africa by Merck Foundation' on Saturday, June 4, 2022 on KTN, Kenya, repeated on every Wednesday and also on Sunday June 5th on NTV, Uganda, repeated every Thursday. “Our Africa by Merck Foundation” also airs on GH One TV in Ghana, every Sunday at 2pm. The eighth episode of the television program addressed the important theme of "Sustainability is a shared responsibility." Previous episodes have addressed diabetes prevention, breaking the stigma of infertility, supporting girls' education, promoting a healthy lifestyle, ending female genital mutilation (FGM) and coronavirus health awareness. . The TV show has received rave reviews from viewers and followers on social media.

    Watch the Eighth Episode promo here: https://bit.ly/3MqvquI Watch the Eighth Episode here: https://bit.ly/3mrd41V

    'Our Africa by Merck Foundation' is a pan-African television show conceptualized, produced, directed and co-hosted by Senator Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of the Merck Foundation, featuring fashion designers, singers and prominent guests from various domains. with the aim of raising awareness and creating cultural change in Africa. The show is co-hosted by Brian Mulondo from Uganda.

    Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej, Executive Director of the Merck Foundation said: “I am happy to present to you the eighth episode of 'Our Africa of the Merck Foundation', with this episode our goal is to raise awareness about sustainability and environmental protection. environment through our 'Fashion and Art with Purpose' community. I am very happy that this episode aired close to World Environment Day 2022, which is celebrated on June 5th every year. I have always believed that fashion and art can be used as powerful tools to address and raise awareness of pressing health and social issues in our beloved Africa and beyond. Fashion and art serve a purpose beyond entertainment and looking good, and we need to make the most of these platforms to champion the causes we work for every day. The Merck Foundation works closely with Africa's media and arts communities to address and raise awareness of sensitive health and social issues, such as raising diabetes awareness, breaking the stigma of infertility, ending child marriage, stopping female genital mutilation, stop gender-based violence, support girls' education and women's empowerment and many more. . Together, we can be a voice for the voiceless and bring about positive change in our communities that will lead to cultural change in Africa.”

    The show airs on:

    - Every Saturday at 5:30 pm (EAT) on KTN, Kenya; repeats Wednesdays at 6:30am (EAT) - Every Sunday at 6:30pm (EAT) on NTV Uganda; repeats Thursday at 4:00 pm (EAT) - Every Sunday at 2 pm on (GMT) GH One TV, Ghana; runs again on Monday at 1:30 pm (GMT)

    Watch the 'Our Africa by Merck Foundation' Promo here: https://bit.ly/3xA3kYH

    “'Our Africa by Merck Foundation' has received an overwhelming response from our viewers who watch the show on television. Our social networks are also flooded with beautiful messages from our fans around the world. All this attention is very valuable and inspiring to do more and do better. I am sure that the next episodes will also be well received,” added Dr. Rasha Kelej.

    Globally, the textile and apparel sector is one of the largest segments of the economy, contributing nearly $2.4 trillion to manufacturing and employing close to 300 million people worldwide. Fashion makes a considerable contribution to climate change. The fashion industry accounts for around 8-10% of global carbon emissions and nearly 20% of wastewater. This means that the fashion industry consumes more energy than aviation and shipping combined.

    Sustainable Fashion is a term for clothing that is created and consumed in a way that can literally be sustained, while protecting both the environment and those who produce it. This is why reducing CO2 emissions, tackling overproduction, reducing pollution and waste, supporting biodiversity, and ensuring that garment workers are paid a fair wage and have safe working conditions are crucial to the scope of sustainability.

    “Sustainable fashion is a term that is being used more and more these days, as we are all aware of the serious environmental impact of our clothes. I am very proud that the local fashion industry in Africa is exploring new sustainable solutions and taking advantage of more traditional ones, which will enable them financially and protect the environment,” said Senator Dr. Rasha.

    This episode featured Nana Kwabena Anoff, African Artist in Sustainable Art, who showcased her unique and remarkable art pieces made from sustainable materials; Dr. Sabrina Devi Ramamy Iranah, Director of the Fashion and Design Institute, Mauritius and Jean Luc Emile, Managing Editor, Defimedia Group, Mauritius. Mauritian Young Fashion Designers: Desire Cedric Vincent and Deena Appaddo are also featured, who showcased their recyclable fashion designs with messages about environmental sustainability during this episode.

    Senator Dr. Rasha further explained, “At the Merck Foundation, we firmly believe that young people have many untapped potentials. We wish to unleash such capacities that will empower you and enable you to lead sustainable development and the Green Environmental Agenda for your countries and encourage others to lead a sustainable lifestyle and adapt to the impact of climate change. “Sustainability is a Shared Responsibility”.

    “I am very excited to bring you all the upcoming episodes of the television show 'OUR AFRICA by Merck Foundation.' So stay connected and get ready to be informed, stay healthy and be entertained!” concluded Senator Dr. Rasha Kelej.

    Watch Episode 1 here: https://bit.ly/3Q8UPw0 Watch Episode 2 here: https://bit.ly/39gGAoi Watch Episode 3 here: https://bit.ly/3NzWdG6 Watch Episode 4 here : https:/ /bit.ly/3NZst5s Watch episode 5 here: https://bit.ly/3MyEeif Watch episode 6 here: https://bit.ly/3mp8t0t Watch episode 7 here: https:// bit.ly/3aFMHTh