Opportunity for journalists: Merck Health Media Training on July 10 2018, Nairobi
Merck Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Merck Germany, cordially invites you to attend the “MERCK MORE THAN A MOTHER” Media Recognition Awards at a special Ceremony to be held on 9th of July, 18:00 to 20:00 followed by dinner.
And to participate in Merck Health Media Training on July 10 2018 from 10:00 to 17:30.
To confirm participation in the training please write to: sakshi.tyagi@external.
According to Merck Foundation CEO, Dr. Rasha Kelej, the “Merck More than a Mother” ‘Media Recognition Awards’ was launched in 2017 with the aim to emphasize the role of media in enhancing the public engagement and understanding of infertility stigma and the need to change its social perception in African communities.
Through the award ceremony Merck Foundation will honor the winners of “Merck More Than a Mother” Media Recognition Award 2017, for their outstanding journalistic coverage to break the stigma around infertility and infertile women in African communities. The award ceremony will be attended by the Ministries of Health of Africa, eminent media personalities from Africa and Asia, award winners and other distinguished media people from across Africa.
Additionally, Merck Foundation invites you for its first Merck Health Media Training 2018 for the African journalist on 10th July 2018 in Nairobi, focused on the international standards and media ethics for reporting the sensitive issues like infertility in Africa.
The Training is designed to benefit the journalists in understanding the infertility issue in African communities and to learn the best media practices to cover such issues and raise awareness by following international standards of reporting and media ethics.
Through the training Merck foundation wishes to bring media across Africa to come together to break the infertility stigma in African communities. The training would also provide the great opportunity for the journalists from Africa to network with each other and work as a unit to eradicate the stigma around infertility in Africa.
Merck Foundation appreciates the outstanding health journalism and seeks the support of Health media across Africa to achieve the objective of creating a culture shift and breaking stigma around infertility and infertile women.
The journalist from the following countries will be participating in the training; Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Gambia, Namibia, Mozambique, Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Ethiopia, Botswana, Liberia, Cameroon, Sierra Leone etc.