Merck Foundation presents the fourth episode of our Africa TV program to promote healthy lifestyle and prevent diabetes


Mumbai, Maharashtra, India and Accra, Ghana – Business Wire India Merck Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany aired Episode Four of its TV program – “Our Africa by Merck Foundation” on Sunday, May 29, 2022 on GH One, Ghana . After airing the program on KTN, Kenya and NTV, Uganda, the show also started airing on GH One TV in Ghana every Sunday. The fourth episode of the TV show discussed the importance of promoting a healthy lifestyle, while the first three episodes focused on preventing diabetes, addressing the stigma of infertility, and supporting pregnancy, respectively. education of girls. The TV program received a terrific response from viewers and social media followers.

Watch the fourth episode promo here: Watch the fourth episode here: “Our Africa by Foundation Merck” is a pan-African television program which is conceptualized, produced, directed and co-hosted by Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation, to showcase fashion designers, singers and eminent guests from various fields in the aim to raise awareness and create a culture change across Africa. The show is co-hosted by Brian Mulondo from Uganda.

Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation said, “I am very happy to present the fourth episode of ‘Our Africa by Merck Foundation’, with this episode, we aim to promote a healthy lifestyle in through “Fashion with a Purpose”. I strongly believe that fashion and art have a purpose beyond entertainment and beauty, they are powerful tools to raise awareness of sensitive social and health issues that concern our beloved Africa. Merck Foundation also works closely with the media and art community as a strong and essential partner to address and raise awareness on issues such as – diabetes awareness, breaking the stigma of infertility , ending child marriage, ending FGM, stopping GBV, supporting girls’ education and empowering women, among other social and health issues affecting the continent. We know that the media enters every home, that fashion and art are part of everyday life. Therefore, by bringing together these important soft powers, we can break the silence and create a culture change in our Africa. The show airs: – Every Saturday at 5:30 p.m. (EAT) on KTN, Kenya – Every Sunday at 6:30 p.m. (EAT) on NTV Uganda – Every Sunday at 2:00 p.m. on (GMT) GH One TV, Ghana Watch the promo of ‘Our Africa by Merck Foundation’ here: is indeed very inspiring and encouraging. The love we receive on our social media is remarkable. pointed out Dr. Rasha Kelej.

According to the WHO, a healthy lifestyle is a lifestyle that helps you enjoy more aspects of life. Health is not just about avoiding illness or disease. It is also about physical, mental and social well-being.

However, in the case of Africa with rapid urbanization and higher incomes, the lack of physical activity and the demand for convenient processed foods are increasing rapidly. Many processed foods are high in sugar, salt, saturated fat and/or preservatives and thus contribute to overweight and the spread of non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer.

“To stay healthy, we need to quit smoking, limit our alcohol intake, exercise regularly and eat a healthy diet. These four fundamentals are included in the T-shirts I designed myself for this TV program and the campaign, I hope you will also enjoy watching my workshop,” said Senator Dr. Rasha.

The episode featured a background song by Cwezi, a popular singer from Ghana. This song called “Stop Diabetes” is about the prevention, early detection and management of diabetes. The episode also featured prominent guests from Mauritius – Dr. Sabrina Devi Ramamy Iranah, Director of the Fashion & Design Institute, and Jean Luc Emile, Editor-in-Chief, Defi Media Group. Young and Up-and-coming Mauritian Fashion Designers – Desire Cedric Vincent and Deena Appaddo also showcased their designs with messages on promoting a healthy lifestyle during this episode. “Merck Foundation has provided more than 650 scholarships for doctors from 45 countries of one-year postgraduate degree and two-year master’s degree in Diabetes, Endocrinology and Preventive Cardiovascular Medicine and master’s course in clinical management in 4 languages ​​- English, French, Portuguese and Spanish, endorsed by Diabetes UK to improve access to quality and equitable diabetes care for African and Latin American countries.

Merck Foundation has provided more than 1300 scholarships to doctors from 50 countries in various critical and underserved fields, including the 650 scholarships we mentioned earlier,” added Senator Dr. Rasha.

“I am very excited to bring you all the upcoming episodes of ‘OUR AFRICA by Merck Foundation’ TV show. So stay tuned and be prepared to be informed, healthy and entertained!” , concluded the senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej.

Watch episode 1 here: Watch episode 2 here: Watch episode 3 here: https://youtu .be/BONCtUJZLHI Click the link below to download the Merck Foundation app 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: About Merck Foundation Merck Foundation, established in 2017, is the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany, aims to improve the health and well-being of people and to advance their lives through science and technology. Our efforts are primarily focused on improving access to quality and equitable health care solutions in underserved communities, building scientific research and health care capacity, and empowering people in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) with a special focus on women and young people. All Merck Foundation press releases are distributed via email as soon as they are available on Merck Foundation website. Please visit to learn more. To know more, contact our social networks: Merck Foundation; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Flickr. To view the image, click on the link below: Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej with models displaying drawings on the importance of promoting a healthy lifestyle by the Fashion with Purpose PWR community PWR

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