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Merck Foundation CEO, First Lady of Central African Republic, meet 100 infertile women

ANI  |  Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] 

Foundation CEO, Dr. RashaKelej together with H.Madam Brigitte Touadera, the of - C.A.R. & more than a Mother Ambassador, conducted a special meeting with more than 100 infertile women who have been enrolled in the "Empowering Berna" to establish small businesses for them.

"Empowering Berna" is special project part of more than a Mother campaign initiated by for underprivileged infertile women who can no longer be treated, to establish small businesses and train them to be able to generate steady monthly income.

H.Madam Brigitte Touadera, the of & Merck more than a Mother emphasized, "It is great initiative by to empower our women by improving their access to information, knowledge and through capacity building to start their own Thus, they will be independent and lead a respectable life. This way they can comprehend their rights, roles and responsibilities and be more than mothers."

Dr. RashaKelej, of & Merck More than A Mother emphasized, "It is very important to empower infertile women by providing treatment so they can bear children as part of their human rights. But for those who cannot be treated anymore, our initiative 'Empowering Berna' will help to train them to establish their own small so that they can be independent and re-build their own lives. We truly believe that a woman is a lot more than just a mother. We should also encourage men to speak up about their and support their wives. We will also help young couple to find proper access to fertility care by providing training to fertility specialists as we did for oncologists and specialists. Our vision is to establish a strong platform of health specialists in the country and the rest of "

Merck Foundation also underscored their commitment to build in the country. During the committee meeting, many new programs were finalized and launched in partnership with the of C.A.R.

Merck foundation acknowledged and awarded the of for her efforts as "Merck more than a Mother" in Central African Republic.

Dr. RashaKelej, of Merck Foundation & Merck More than A Mother, together with H.Madam Brigitte Touadera, The First Lady of Central African Republic & Merck more than a Mother pledged to support more childless women through Merck more than a Mother campaign. In partnership with the First Lady and ministry of health, Merck foundation will also provide clinical training on fertility speciality to improve access to quality and equitable fertility care in the country.

Merck Foundation has discussed with the H.E. of Central African Republic, H.E. Faustin-Archange Touadera, and their long-term partnership to build in the country which he strongly endorsed and supported.

Merck Foundation also approved a list of candidates to be enrolled in their one and two-year oncology fellowship program as a contribution to improve care in the country. Moreover, they will also provide diplomas in French for Doctors from C.A.R as well as cardiovascular preventive medicines fellowship in

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First Published: Wed, December 05 2018. 17:11 IST