Merck Foundation Together With African First Ladies Announces the Winners of “Stay at Home” Media Awards to Raise Awareness About COVID 19

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India and Harare, Zimbabwe – Business Wire India The Merck Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany, has announced the winners of the “Stay at Home” media recognition awards for African countries. The theme of the awards was “Raising awareness of how to stay safe and stay physically and mentally healthy during the coronavirus lockdown” with the aim of separating facts from myths and misconceptions. The “Stay at Home” Media Recognition Awards were presented in partnership with African First Ladies from Ghana, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Malawi, Namibia, Niger, Guinea Conakry, Burundi, Central African Republic (CAR), Chad, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Gambia, Liberia and Congo Brazzaville, Angola and Mozambique. Dr Rasha Kelej, CEO of the Merck Foundation, emphasizes: “I am very proud of our winners. We have received a tremendous response from African journalists in the form of their contributions. I truly believe that the media plays a crucial role in educating and raising awareness in our communities on health and sensitive issues such as COVID-19, therefore through the awards we recognize distinguished reporting and work exceptional journalists who have often covered this subject in their countries. Here are the winners from Southern African countries in partnership with the First Lady of Malawi, HE MONICA CHAKWERA; The First Lady of Namibia, HE MONICA GEINGOS; The First Lady of Zimbabwe, HE AUXILLIA MNANGAGWA: ONLINE SOUTH AFRICAN COUNTRY CATEGORY WINNERS: FIRST Position: • Tendai Rupapa – The Herald, ZIMBABWE (500 USD) and • Keletso Thobega – Botswana Guardian & The Midweek Sun, BOTSWANA (500 USD) And • June Shimuoshili – Unwrap.online, NAMIBIA (500 USD) SECOND Position: • Faith Mzungu-Vilakati – Daily News, ESWATINI (300 USD) And • Andrew Mambondiyani – The African argument, ZIMBABWE (300 USD ) THIRD Position: • Mercy Malikwa – MW Nation, MALAWI (200 USD) PRINT CATEGORY WINNERS: FIRST Position: • Adolf Kaure – Namibia Media Holdings, NAMIBIA (500 USD) And • Henry Sinyangwe – Zambia Daily Mail, ZAMBIA ( 500 USD) SECOND Position: • Violet Mengo – Zambia Daily Mail, ZAMBIA (300 USD) And • Bridget Mananavire – Senior Independent Reporter, ZIMBABWE (300 USD) THIRD Position: • Cliff Chiduku – News Day, ZAMBIA (200 USD) WINNERS OF THE MULTIMEDIA CATEGORY: FIRST Position: • Abdullah Vawda – LENZ TV, AFRICA FROM SOUTH (500 USD) and • Selima Henock – Namibia n Broadcasting Corporation, NAMIBIA (500 USD) SECOND Position: • Denver Kisting – Namibian Broadcasting Corporation, NAMIBIA (300 USD) And • Aston Gondwe – Malawi Broadcasting Corporation, MALAWI (300 USD) ) RADIO CATEGORY WINNERS: FIRST Position: • Rachel Nghimulitete – Namibian Broadcasting Cooperation, NAMIBIA (500 USD) SECOND Position: • Jo Jackson – Children’s Radio, SOUTH AFRICA (300 USD) And • Aunyango Nkhoma – Zodiak Broadcasting Station , MALAWI (300 USD) THIRD position: • Prudence Siabana – Radio Phoenix, ZAMBIA (200 USD) Here are the winners from West African countries in partnership with The First Lady of The Gambia, SE FATOUMATTA BAHBARROW and The First Lady of Liberia, HE CLAR MARIE WEAH: WINNERS IN THE ONLINE CATEGORY WEST AFRICAN COUNTRIES: FIRST Position: • Alieu Ceesay – Q TV, GAMBIA (500 USD) SECOND Position: • Hawa Dolly – Liberia News Agency, LIBERIA (300 USD) PRINT WINNERS OF CATEGORY: FIRST Position: • Ishmael Sallieu Koroma – Concord Times, SIERRA LEONE (500 USD) Here are the winners from East African countries: EAST AFRICAN COUNTRIES ONLINE CATEGORY WINNERS : FIRST Position: • Hillary Orinde – Standard Media Group, KENYA (500 USD) SECOND Position: • Arnold Kwizera – CNBC Africa, RWANDA (300 USD) THIRD Position: • Geoffrey Kamadi – African Scientist, KENYA (200 USD) WINNERS OF THE CATEGORY PRINTED: FIRST Position: • Esther Oluka – Daily Monitor, UGANDA (500 USD) SECOND Position: • Veronica Romwald Mrema – Jamvi La Habari, TANZANIA (300 USD) • Lydia Atieno Barasa – The New Times, RWANDA (300 USD) THIRD Position: • Evelyn Makena Gatobu – People Daily, KENYA ($ 200) MULTIMEDIA CATEGORY WINNERS: FIRST Position: • Mashirima Kapombe – Citizen TV, KENYA ($ 500) • Dorcas Wangira – Citizen TV, KENYA ($ 500) SECOND Position : • Daniel Sebakijje – NBS TV, UGANDA (300 USD) CATEGORY WINNERS E RADIO: FIRST Position: • Mwanaisha Makumbuli – Radio FM Highlands, TANZANIA (500 USD) SECOND Position: • Kigongo Issa – Radio Bilal, UGANDA (300 USD) Here are the winners of Fren Francophone African Countries in partnership with The First Lady of the Central African Republic (CAR), BRIGITTE TOUADERA; The First Lady of Burundi, HE ANGELINE NDAYISHIMIYE; The First Lady of Niger, HE AÏSSATA ISSOUFOU MAHAMADOU: FRENCH AFRICAN COUNTRIES ONLINE WINNERS IN THE CATEGORY: FIRST Position: • Arsène-Jonathan Mosseavo – Blog Lanoca, RCA, (500 USD) • Abdel Aziz Hali – La Presse de, TUNISIA ( 500 USD)) SECOND Position: • Alphonse Julio – Global News, BENIN (300 USD) • Boris Esono Nwenfor – Pan African Vision, CAMEROON (300 USD) THIRD Position: • Elise Nandrasanela – L’Express de Madagascar, MADAGASCAR (200 USD ) • Bahwa Ferdinand – Le Journal.Africa, BURUNDI (200 USD) PRINT CATEGORY WINNERS: FIRST Position: • Issa Moussa – Niger Times, NIGER (500 USD) SECOND Position: • Koami Agbetiafa – Niger Le Républicain, NIGER (300 USD) WINNERS OF THE RADIO CATEGORY: FIRST Position: • Salissou kaka – Saraounia FM, NIGER (500 USD) • Boussanga Bissa – Radio Voix Du Paysan, BURKINA FASO (500 USD) SECOND Position: • Mokwe Welisane Epse Nkeng Ngoneh – Radio Television Cameroonian, CAMEROON (300 USD) Here are the winners from af Portuguese speaking ricans in partnership p with The First Lady of Angola, HE ANA DIAS LOURENÇO: PORTUGUESE SPEAKING AFRICAN COUNTRIES ONLINE CATEGORY WINNERS: FIRST Position: • Cornelio Rosa – Televisão de Moçambique, MOZAMBIQUE (500 USD) PRINT WINNERS OF CATEGORY: FIRST Position: • César Silveira – Valor Econômôm, ANGOLA (500 USD) • Evelina Muchanga Mavie – Sociedade do Notícias, MOZAMBIQUE (500 USD) SECOND Position: • Lídia Manuel Cossa – Jornal Dossiers & Factos, MOZAMBIQUE (300 USD) THIRD Position: • Frederico Lucas Jamisse Mossigueja – Jornal domingo- Sociedade do Notícias, MOZAMBIQUE (200 USD) WINNERS OF THE MULTIMEDIA CATEGORY: FIRST Position: • Abdul Remane Alifate Ibraimo – TV Surdo, MOZAMBIQUE (500 USD) SECOND Position: • Pascoal Malate – Televisão de Moçambique, MOZAMBIQUE (300 USD) WINNERS OF THE RADIO CATEGORY: FIRST Position: • Jeremias Mondlane – Radio Mozambique, MOZAMBIQUE (500 USD) SECOND Position: • Sumali Gilberto Sumagil Pica ires – Radio Mozambique, MOZAMBIQUE (300 USD) THIRD Position: • Nelson Mainato – Radio Mozambique, MOZAMBIQUE (200 USD) The quality of the work was impressive; therefore, the Merck Foundation Media Awards Committee reviewed entries from four categories; Online, print, radio and multimedia; under the following groups: 1) East African countries, 2) West African countries, 3) Southern African countries, 4) French speaking African countries and 5) Portuguese speaking African countries .

The Merck Foundation Media Awards Committee further introduced a second and a third position and selected more than one winner, on some occasions, for each of the four categories from all regions. “The winners’ invaluable contribution to raising awareness in their respective communities of COVID 19 encouraged us to reward them all to become Merck Foundation alumni and provide them with one year access to the online training program. called “MasterClass”. The MasterClass is an immersive online experience and self-paced learning course in English that can be accessed anywhere with the internet. It is about motivating passionate journalists to continue writing and defending social, economic and health issues in their countries, ”added Dr Rasha Kelej. Download the Merck Foundation app now https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.merck.foundation&hl=en Join the conversation on our social media platforms below and make your voice heard Facebook: Merck Foundation Twitter: @Merckfoundation YouTube: MerckFoundation Instagram: Merck Foundation Flickr: Merck Foundation Website: www.merck-foundation.com About Merck Foundation The Merck Foundation, established in 2017, is the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany, aims to improve health and people’s well-being and advancing their lives through science and technology. Our efforts are primarily focused on improving access to quality and equitable health solutions in underserved communities, building scientific research and healthcare capacity, and empowering people in STEM ( Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) with a particular focus on women and young people. All Merck Foundation press releases are distributed via email as they become available on the site Web of the Merck Foundation. Please visit www.merck-foundation.com to learn more. For more information, contact our social networks: Merck Foundation; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Flicker. To view the video click on the link below: Congratulations to the Winners of the African Countries Stay at Home Media Recognition Awards PWR PWR

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  • Download the Merck Foundation app now https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.merck.foundation&hl=en Join the conversation on our social media platforms below and make your voice heard Facebook: Merck Foundation Twitter: @Merckfoundation YouTube: MerckFoundation Instagram: Merck Foundation Flickr: Merck Foundation Website: www.merck-foundation.com About Merck Foundation The Merck Foundation, established in 2017, is the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany, aims to improve the health and well-being and advancing their lives through science and technology.
  • Merck Foundation and African First Ladies announce ‘Stay at Home’ media award winners to raise awareness of COVID 19
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