Merck Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany, has announced the winners of ‘Stay at Home’ media recognition awards for African countries.
The theme of the awards was ‘Raising Awareness on how to Stay Safe and Keep Physically and Mentally Healthy during Coronavirus Lockdown’ with the aim to separate facts from myths and misconceptions.
The awards were introduced in partnership with African First Ladies of Ghana, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Namibia, Niger, Guinea Conakry, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Zimbabwe, Zambia, The Gambia, Liberia and Congo Brazzaville, Angola and Mozambique.
Dr. Rasha Kelej, Chief Executive Officer of Merck Foundation, said, “I am very proud of our winners. We received a tremendous response from African journalists in form of their entries. I truly believe that Media plays a crucial role in educating and sensitising our communities about health and sensitive issues such as COVID-19, therefore, through the awards, we are recognising the distinguished reportage and the exceptional work of journalists who frequently covered this topic in their countries.”