Merck Foundation announces the winners of ‘Merck More Than a Mother’ Media Recognition Awards 2019 to break Infertility Stigma – Africanews English

Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com), the philanthropic armof Merck KGaA Germany announced the winners of Merck More Than a Mother Media Recognition Awards 2019.

The awards were initiated with the aim to recognize and appreciate African Journalists who have produced accurate, informative and compelling stories about infertility, infertile women or couples with that aim to raise awareness about infertility prevention and male infertility.

Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation and President Merck More Than a Mother emphasized We are delighted to announce the winners of Merck More Than a Mother Media Recognition Awards 2019. We received a good response, in form of several entries from the journalists across Africa. Thus, the Merck More Than a Mother Committee decided to create three Groups of Awards so that we could equally encourage talented and passionate media representatives across the continent. Moreover, we decided to create and announce Special Awards to encourage young African emergent media talents.

The three groups are:

1. French Speaking African Countries

2. Southern African Countries

3. East African Countries

I congratulate all the winners and appreciate their valuable contribution in sensitizing the African communities about infertility stigma. I strongly believe that Media can play a significant role in sensitizing people about sensitive issues of infertility and stigma attached to it. It can also help raise awareness about male infertility and infertility prevention in Africa added Dr. Rasha Kelej.

Here is the list of Award Winners:

French Speaking African Countries:

Name of the Journalist

Country

Media Category

Place of Work

Prize Money

Richard TAMONE

Guinea

Print

Le Standard

USD 500

Aime NSHIMIRIMANA

Burundi

Radio

Iindpendent Journalist

USD 500

Makan Soumaoro

Guinea

Radio

-

USD 500

Jane Labous

Senegal

Film

Freelancer

USD 500

Fatou Fadiga

Guinea

Film

House Media RTG

USD 500

Special Award Winners:

Name of the Journalist

Country

Media Category

Place of Work

Prize Money

Schola Bigaranya

Burundi

Radio

RADIO TELEVISION NATIONALE DU BURUNDI

USD 200

DUSHIME Ornella

Burundi

Radio

Destiny FM Radio

USD 200

MAHEBURWA Gaspard

Burundi

Radio

Radio TV Buntu

USD 200

Divine Irakoze

Burundi

Radio

USD 200

Raphal BIGIRIMANA

Burundi

Online

National Radio Television

USD 200

Esprance NDAYISENGA

Burundi

Online

Radio Tlvision Nationale du Burundi

USD 200

Southern African Countries:

Name of the Journalist

Country

Media Category

Place of Work

Prize Money

Abel Dzobo

Zimbabwe

Multimedia

HELA TV

USD 500

Regina Kalinde

Zambia

Multimedia

Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation

USD 500

John Manzongo

Zimbabwe

Online

The Herald newspaper

USD 500

Memory Kutengule

Malawi

Online

Malawi News Agency

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