Merck Foundation calls for applications for “Merck more than a mother” media recognition and fashion awards to break infertility stigma
The philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany, Merck Foundation recently announced the Call for Applications of “Merck More Than a Mother” Fashion Awards from Malawi and rest of Africa.
“All fashion designers are invited to create a design with the aim to deliver strong and influential messages to empower infertile women and say “No to Infertility Stigma”,” said a statement released this week.
According to Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation and President of Merck More Than a Mother, designs ideas can also deliver messages to encourage men to speak openly about their infertility, because 50% of infertility causes are due to male factor.
The “Merck More than a Mother” ‘Media Recognition Awards’ were 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.
The applications are invited by media professionals to showcase their work to raise awareness about infertility prevention and breaking infertility stigma in Malawi and the rest of Africa.