African First Ladies, Merck Foundation announce awards for African media for enhancing COVID 19 awareness
London, April 14, 2021 (AltAfrica)-19 African First Ladies and a Germany based NGO, Merck Foundation have teamed up to recognise African based media organisations and their counterparts from Latin American and Asian countries for advancing Community awareness about coronavirus pandemic
Some of the partnering First Ladies include those from Zimbabwe, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Niger, Malawi, Liberia, Ghana, The Gambia, DR Congo, Burkina Faso Burundi and Egypt.
The awards tagged “Mask Up With Care ” is to mark the “World Health Day” 2021
According to the organisers, media organisations will be judged on works that “raise awareness on how to adapt best protection measures such as wearing your masks to show you care and love your family & community; to encourage your community to choose to vaccinate when it is available and to sensitize them to support healthcare workers who are at the forefront of COVID 19 pandemic.”
Commenting on the awards, CEO of Merck Foundation, Dr. Rasha Kelej said “After the huge success of our ‘Stay at hone Awards’ Media Recognition Awards 2020 and receiving more than 1000 applications and announcing more than 90 winners across Africa, Asia and Latin America. I’d like to encourage media to apply for “Mask Up with Care” Media Recognition Awards
These Media Recognition Awards will encourage media to sensitize our communities. Raising awareness about coronavirus in our communities will also contribute to supporting health workers who are at the forefront of COVID-19 response – providing high-quality, respectful treatment and care. Also, it will enhance their great efforts in leading community dialogue to address fears and questions. Looking forward to valuable inputs from all media representatives”
Aside the awards, Merck Foundation and the African First Ladies have also started the process of providing scholarships for local doctors, of new medical underserved specialities such as; Urology, Ophthalmology, Gastroenterology, Rheumatology, Pain Management, Dermatology, Neonatal, Paediatric Dermatology, Internal Medicine, Surgery Trauma and Orthopedic, Mental Health and Psychiatry and more”
We are looking forward to receiving applications from doctors in underserved communities on our email: firstname.lastname@example.org” Dr. Kelej added.
Merck Foundation in partnership with African First Ladies and Ministers of Health have provided more than 1100 doctors from 42 countries with 1&2 year speciality scholarship to improve access to quality and equitable healthcare in Africa, Asia and Latin America
Details of the Merck Foundation “MASK UP WITH CARE” Media Recognition Awards 2021:
Who can apply:
Journalists from Print, Radio, Online, and Multimedia platforms from the following groups:
- Southern African Countries
- West African Countries
- East African Countries
- African French Speaking Countries
- African Portuguese Speaking Countries
- Latin American Countries
- Asian Countries
How to Apply:
Entries can be submitted via email to: email@example.com
The Subject line of the mail should mention: Merck Foundation “MASK UP WITH CARE” Media Recognition Awards 2021
Please specify your name, country, category of application, and contact details in the mail.
Categories and Prize Money for each group:
|Categories||Print Media||Online Media||Radio||Multimedia|
|Prize Money||USD 500||USD 500||USD 500||USD 500|
Sending multiple applications will increase the chances of winning the award.