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Merck Foundation and Burundi First Lady supported families suffered during coronavirus pandemic

April 05, 2021 23:30 IST | ANI Press Release
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Senator, Dr Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation with H.E. Madam ANGELINE NDAYISHIMIYE, The First Lady of Burundi and Ambassador of Merck Foundation More Than a Mother

Bujumbura (Burundi)/Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], April 5 (ANI/BusinessWire India): Merck Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany in partnership with The First Lady of the Republic of Burundi and Ambassador of "Merck Foundation More Than a Mother", H.E. Madam ANGELINE NDAYISHIMIYE supported families of more than 50 casual workers from the capital city of Burundi, Bujumbura, affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, through community donations.

Senator, Dr RashaKelej, CEO of Merck Foundation emphasized "The Coronavirus pandemic has impacted lives of the unprivileged in cruel ways. Merck Foundation came together with The First Lady of Burundi and our Ambassador, to support the livelihoods of more than 50 families of casual workers, the ones most affected by the pandemic."

Appreciating Merck Foundation's support, The First Lady of Burundi and Ambassador of Merck Foundation More Than A Mother, H.E. ANGELINE NDAYISHIMIYE emphasized, "We sincerely appreciate the support provided by the Merck Foundation to help the families of the worst affected people from the Burundian workforce. The Coronavirus pandemic has affected the casual workers and their families harshly, making it difficult to survive. The donations will help them."

"As a response to Coronavirus pandemic, Merck Foundation has made Community donations to support the livelihood of thousands of women, casual workers and persons living with disabilities, affected by Coronavirus lockdown in the following countries in partnership with their First Ladies; Liberia, DRC Congo, Niger, Chad, Burkina Faso, Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Ghana. Merck Foundation has also undertaken similar relief activity in Egypt," explained Senator, Dr RashaKelej.

Through their partnership with the Burundi First Lady, Merck Foundation has been building healthcare capacity, by providing speciality training to more than 33 young Burundian doctors in various specialities like Fertility & Embryology, Oncology and Diabetes. Merck Foundation will continue to provide scholarships of training to more doctors over the next 10 years to continue their mission of transforming the healthcare sector.

More than 1100 doctors across Africa and Asia have benefited from Merck Foundation scholarship in multiple specialities to improve access to quality and equitable healthcare solutions in Africa and Asia.

Merck Foundation launched Stay at Home Media Recognition Awards to help raise awareness about COVID 19, and also released a storybook "Make the Right Choice" to sensitize children and youth on how to keep healthy and safe during COVID 19 pandemic across Africa.

One-Click on the icon below to Download Merck Foundation App

(https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.merck.foundation & amp;hl=en)

Join the conversation on our social media platforms below and let your voice be heard

Facebook: (https://www.facebook.com/merckfoundation) Merck Foundation

Twitter: (https://twitter.com/MerckFoundation) YouTube: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQ1GIZSPlhk) MerckFoundation

Instagram: (https://www.instagram.com/merckfoundation) Merck Foundation

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Website: (http://merck-foundation.com)

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Merck Foundation and Burundi First Lady supported families suffered during coronavirus pandemic

Bujumbura (Burundi)/Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], April 5 (ANI/BusinessWire India): Merck Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany in partnership with The First Lady of the Republic of Burundi and Ambassador of "Merck Foundation More Than a Mother", H.E. Madam ANGELINE NDAYISHIMIYE supported families of more than 50 casual workers from the capital city of Burundi, Bujumbura, affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, through community donations.

Senator, Dr RashaKelej, CEO of Merck Foundation emphasized "The Coronavirus pandemic has impacted lives of the unprivileged in cruel ways. Merck Foundation came together with The First Lady of Burundi and our Ambassador, to support the livelihoods of more than 50 families of casual workers, the ones most affected by the pandemic."

Appreciating Merck Foundation's support, The First Lady of Burundi and Ambassador of Merck Foundation More Than A Mother, H.E. ANGELINE NDAYISHIMIYE emphasized, "We sincerely appreciate the support provided by the Merck Foundation to help the families of the worst affected people from the Burundian workforce. The Coronavirus pandemic has affected the casual workers and their families harshly, making it difficult to survive. The donations will help them."

"As a response to Coronavirus pandemic, Merck Foundation has made Community donations to support the livelihood of thousands of women, casual workers and persons living with disabilities, affected by Coronavirus lockdown in the following countries in partnership with their First Ladies; Liberia, DRC Congo, Niger, Chad, Burkina Faso, Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Ghana. Merck Foundation has also undertaken similar relief activity in Egypt," explained Senator, Dr RashaKelej.

Through their partnership with the Burundi First Lady, Merck Foundation has been building healthcare capacity, by providing speciality training to more than 33 young Burundian doctors in various specialities like Fertility & Embryology, Oncology and Diabetes. Merck Foundation will continue to provide scholarships of training to more doctors over the next 10 years to continue their mission of transforming the healthcare sector.

More than 1100 doctors across Africa and Asia have benefited from Merck Foundation scholarship in multiple specialities to improve access to quality and equitable healthcare solutions in Africa and Asia.

Merck Foundation launched Stay at Home Media Recognition Awards to help raise awareness about COVID 19, and also released a storybook "Make the Right Choice" to sensitize children and youth on how to keep healthy and safe during COVID 19 pandemic across Africa.

One-Click on the icon below to Download Merck Foundation App

(https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.merck.foundation & amp;hl=en)

Join the conversation on our social media platforms below and let your voice be heard

Facebook: (https://www.facebook.com/merckfoundation) Merck Foundation

Twitter: (https://twitter.com/MerckFoundation) YouTube: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQ1GIZSPlhk) MerckFoundation

Instagram: (https://www.instagram.com/merckfoundation) Merck Foundation

Flickr: (https://www.flickr.com/photos/163124125@N08) Merck Foundation

Website: (http://merck-foundation.com)

This story is provided by BusinessWire India. ANI will not be responsible in any way for the content of this article. (ANI/BusinessWire India)

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