Merck Basis pronounces 2023 Africa Media Recognition Award winners for excellence in well being reporting

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Merck Basis (www.Merck-Basis.com), the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany introduced the Winners of Merck Basis Africa Media Recognition “Extra Than a Mom” Awards 2023 and “Diabetes and Hypertension” Awards 2023 from Kenya. Winners from the remainder of the Africa have been additionally introduced, in partnership with African First Girls, the Ambassadors of Merck Basis Extra Than a Mom. The awards ceremony was held through Videoconference to felicitate all of the media award winners.

The winners have been introduced and acknowledged by Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Basis and President of “Extra Than a Mom” marketing campaign. The theme of “Extra Than a Mom” Awards was to lift consciousness on any of the next social points reminiscent of: Breaking Infertility Stigma, Supporting Woman Schooling, Ladies Empowerment, Ending Baby Marriage, Ending FGM, and/or Stopping GBV in any respect ranges and the theme of “Diabetes and Hypertension” Awards was to Promote a Wholesome Way of life and lift consciousness about prevention and early detection of Diabetes and Hypertension within the African nations.

Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej expressed, “I’m very excited to announce the winners from Kenya and the remainder of Africa. We’ve got 83 winners from 22 African nations in partnership with my expensive sisters First Girls of Africa and Ambassadors of “Merck Basis Greater than a Mom”. Congratulations to all our winners.

We began our Media Awards in 2017, and 12 months after 12 months we’re witnessing a considerable enhance within the variety of excellent and common entries from many African nations, which may be very encouraging for us.

All our winners are the Champions of important and delicate social and well being points of their communities.

It is really inspiring to witness how we’re actively involving and fascinating everybody, enabling them to be the voice of the unvoiced and create a tradition shift.

I am delighted to increase a heat welcome as you be part of the Merck Basis Alumni. let’s maintain elevating consciousness on social and well being collectively.”

Merck Basis is moreover rewarding the winners by offering them with one 12 months entry of a web based academic coaching program known as ‘MasterClass’. The MasterClass is an immersive on-line expertise and self-paced studying course that may be accessed anyplace with the web.

I’d additionally wish to announce the Name for Purposes for the Merck Basis Africa Media Recognition Awards 2024 “Extra Than a Mom” and “Diabetes and Hypertension. These awards are in partnership with my expensive sisters, the African First Girls who’re additionally the Ambassadors of “Merck Basis Extra Than a Mom”. 

Dr. Rasha Kelej, Senator

Kenyan Winners of Merck Basis “Extra Than a Mom” Media Recognition Awards 2023:

Merck Basis “Extra Than a Mom” Media Recognition Awards 2023

  • Elizabeth Angira, MT Kenya Instances and Individuals Every day, First Place, Print Class
  • Moraa Obiria, Nation Media Group, First Place, On-line Class
  • Isabella Maua Chemosit, The Instances, Second Place, On-line Class
  • Sophia Rukwaro, Black Hustlers TV, Third Place, On-line Class
  • Caren Waraba Sisya, Citizen Radio, First Place, Radio Class
  • Angela Kezengwa, Citizen Radio, Third Place, Radio Class
  • Elizabeth Atieno Ochieng, TV 47 KENYA, Second Place, Multimedia Class

Merck Basis “Diabetes & Hypertension” Media Recognition Awards 2023

  • Dorcas Wangira, BBC, Second Place, On-line Class
  • Mildrine Nafula Sabwami, North Rift Radio FM, First Place, Radio Class

Winners of Merck Basis “Extra Than a Mom” Media Recognition Awards 2023

Listed below are the winners from West African International locations in partnership with The First Girl of The Gambia, H.E. FATOUMATTA BAH-BARROW; and The First Girl of Ghana and H.E. REBECCA AKUFO-ADDO:

PRINT CATEGORY WINNER

  • Raissa Sambou, The Spectator, Ghana (First Place)

ONLINE CATEGORY WINNERS

  • Emelia Naa Ayeley Aryee, Myjoyonline, Ghana (First Place)
  • Mariam Hamzat, Freelancer, Nigeria (Second Place)
  • Mariama, Dem Star.gm, The Gambia (Second Place)

RADIO CATEGORY WINNER

  • Evelyn Kpadeh Seagbeh, New Narratives, Liberia (First Place)
  • Mavis Offei Acheampong, Ghana Broadcasting Company (GBC), Ghana (Second Place)

MULTIMEDIA CATEGORY WINNERS

  • Emmanuel Samani, TV3, Ghana (First Place)
  • Stanley Nii Blewu, TV3, Ghana (Second Place)

Listed below are the Winners from Southern African International locations in partnership with The First Girl of Malawi, H.E. MONICA CHAKWERA; The First Girl of Zambia, H.E. MUTINTA HICHILEMA; The First Girl of Zimbabwe, H.E. Amai Dr. AUXILLIA MNANGAGWA:

PRINT CATEGORY WINNERS

  • Melody Mupeta, Zambia Every day, Zambia (First Place)
  • Moses Mugugunyeki, The Commonplace, Zimbabwe, (Second Place)
  • Gresham Ngwira, Freelancer, Malawi (Second Place)
  • Sonja Smith, The Namibian, Namibia  (Third Place)

ONLINE CATEGORY WINNERS

  • Michael Magoronga, Zimpapers, Zimbabwe (First Place)
  • Munyaradzi Blessing Doma, ZimNow, Zimbabwe (Second Place)
  • Caroline Mapando, Africabrief, Malawi (Third Place)

RADIO CATEGORY WINNERS

  • Charlotte Nambadja, Desert Radio, Namibia (First Place)
  • Britta Mpata Blantyre, Synod Radio, Malawi (First Place)
  • Sera Tamina, Radio Icengelo, Zambia (Second Place)
  • Monde Chaba, Zambia Nationwide Broadcasting Company, Zambia (Third Place)

MULTIMEDIA CATEGORY WINNERS

  • Mirriam Kayemba, CAMNET TV,  Zambia (First Place)
  • Alepher Kasongo, MBC Information, Malawi (Second Place)

Listed below are the winners from East African International locations:

PRINT CATEGORY WINNERS

  • Marco Maduhu, Nipashe Newspaper, Tanzania (First Place)
  • Shaban Njia, Nipashe Newspaper, Tanzania (Second Place)

ONLINE CATEGORY WINNERS

  • Aveline Kitomary, Tanzania Commonplace, Tanzania (Third Place)
  • Hudson Kuteesa, The New Instances, Rwanda (Third Place)
  • Beatrice Philemon Mukocho, The Guardian Newspaper, Tanzania (Third Place)

RADIO CATEGORY WINNERS

  • Olga Fadhil Lungala, Moshifm Radio, Tanzania (Second Place)
  • Adam Hhando, CG FM, Tanzania (Second Place)
  • Namale Hajara Shahista, CBS FM, Uganda (Third Place)

MULTIMEDIA CATEGORY WINNER

  • Walter Mwesigye, NTV Uganda, Uganda (First Place)

Listed below are the winners from French Talking African International locations in partnership with The First Girl of Burundi, H.E. ANGELINE NDAYISHIMIYE:

PRINT CATEGORY WINNER

  • Koami Agbetiafa, Societe, Niger (First Place)
  • Astère NDUWAMUNGU, www.LeRenouveau.bi, Burundi (Second Place)
  • Traore Brehima, The TOGUNA, Mali (Third Place)

ONLINE CATEGORY WINNERS

  • Mêmèdé Ambroisine Azododassi, Savoir Information, Togo (First Place)
  • Jessy NZENGU, LualabamaProvince.com, DRC (First Place)
  • AYIBE Ablavi Ayélo, SAVOIR NEWS, Togo (Second Place)
  • Haburanimana Gérard, Agaseke.bi, Burundi (Third Place)
  • JEANINE NYABENDA, Ijisho Internet Web site Information TV, Burundi (Third Place)
  • Tognisse Pugilbert Yannick, DecryptageBenin.com, Benin (Third Place)

RADIO CATEGORY WINNERS

  • Cyriaque NDAYISHIMIYE, Radio TV BUNTU, Burundi (First Place)
  • Edmond Niyonkur, Radio Ubuzima-FM, Burundi (Second Place)

MULTIMEDIA CATEGORY WINNERS

  • Bahwa Ferdinand, Le Journal.Africa, Burundi (First Place)
  • Amadou BELLO, Balafon Direct, Cameroon (Second Place)

Listed below are the winners from Portuguese Talking African International locations in partnership with The First Girl of Cabo Verde, H.E. Dr. DÉBORA KATISA CARVALHO:

ONLINE CATEGORY WINNERS

  • Ângelo Amaro Semedo, DW África, Cabo Verde (First Place)

RADIO CATEGORY WINNERS

  • Maria José Teixeira Veiga Macedo, Rádio de Cabo Verde, Cabo Verde (First Place)

MULTIMEDIA CATEGORY WINNERS

  • Edineia Barros, TV Cabo Verde, Cabo Verde (First Place)

Winners of Merck Basis “Diabetes & Hypertension” Media Recognition Awards 2023

Listed below are the winners from West African International locations in partnership with The First Girl of Ghana, H.E. REBECCA AKUFO-ADDO:

PRINT CATEGORY WINNER

  • Jennifer Ambolley, Chronicle, Ghana (First Place)
  • Godwin Awuni Anafo, Every day Graphic, Ghana (Second Place)

ONLINE CATEGORY WINNERS

  • Odimegwu Onwumere, TheNigerianVoice.com, Nigeria (First Place)
  • Muniratu Akweley Issah, Ghana Information Company, Ghana (Second Place)
  • Cecilia Lagba Yada, Ghanaian Instances, Ghana (Third Place)

MULTIMEDIA CATEGORY WINNER

  • Grace Hammoah Agyemang, TV3, Ghana (First Place)

Listed below are the Winners from Southern African International locations in partnership with The First Girl of Malawi, H.E. MONICA CHAKWERA; The First Girl of Zambia, H.E. MUTINTA HICHILEMA; The First Girl of Zimbabwe, H.E. Amai Dr. AUXILLIA MNANGAGWA:

PRINT CATEGORY WINNER

  • Ed-Grant Ndoza, Malawi Information Company, Malawi (First Place)

ONLINE CATEGORY WINNERS

  • Maria Kandjungu, Unwrap, Namibia (First Place)
  • Alain Kabinda, Every day Information Company, Zambia (Second Place)
  • Rosalia Hipondoka, DBS Blogposts, Namibia (Third Place)
  • Phillipa Mwazvita Chinhoi, Herald.co, Zimbabwe (Third Place)

RADIO CATEGORY WINNERS

  • Henry Haukeya, MBC Radio, Malawi (First Place)
  • Sylviah Chisi, Trans World Radio Malawi (TWR), Malawi (Second Place)
  • Martha Mzumara, Trans World Radio Malawi (TWR), Malawi (Third Place)

Listed below are the winners from East African International locations:

PRINT CATEGORY WINNER

  • Christina Stephen Mwakangale, Nipashe, Tanzania (First Place)

ONLINE CATEGORY WINNERS

  • Lucy John Bosco, Mwananchi On-line, Tanzania (First Place)
  • Veronica Romwald Mrema, Freelancer, Tanzania (Third Place)
  • Tulinagwe Alison Malopa, Gazetini, Tanzania (Third Place)

RADIO CATEGORY WINNERS

  • Mwanaisha Mohamed Makumbuli, Highlands FM Radio, Tanzania (Second Place)

Listed below are the winners from French Talking African International locations in partnership with The First Girl of Burundi, H.E. ANGELINE NDAYISHIMIYE:

PRINT CATEGORY WINNERS

  • Moïse NKURUNZIZA, Le Renouveau du Burundi, Burundi (First Place)

ONLINE CATEGORY WINNERS

  • Cassien Tribunal Aungane, Diplomacy & Growth, DRC (First Place)
  • Akossiwa Agossivi YIBOKOU-MENSAH, SAVOIR NEWS, TOGO (Second Place)
  • Alphonse Julio GADA, GLOBAL NEWS BÉNIN, Benin (Third Place)
  • Petga Tonga Valgadine, LaVoixDuKoat.com, Cameroon, (Third Place)

RADIO CATEGORY WINNERS

  • Honorine NININAHAZWE, Burundi Nationwide Radio, Burundi (First Place)
  • Maurice TUNINAHAZIMANA, Radio TV Buntu, Burundi (Second Place)
  • Rémy RUKUNDO, TV BUNTU, Burundi (Third Place)

Right here is the winner from Portuguese Talking African Nation in partnership with The First Girl of Mozambique, H.E. ISAURA FERRÃO NYUSI:

RADIO CATEGORY WINNER

  • Abdul Ibraimo, Radio of Mozambique, Mozambique (First Place)

Particulars of Merck Basis Media Awards 2024:

1. Merck Basis Africa Media Recognition “Extra Than a Mom” Awards 2024

Theme for the awards: Breaking Infertility Stigma, Supporting Woman Schooling, Ladies Empowerment, Ending Baby Marriage, Ending FGM, and/or Stopping GBV in any respect ranges.

Who can apply: Journalists from Print, Radio, On-line, and Multimedia platforms from the next teams:

  1. Southern African International locations
  2. West African International locations
  3. East African International locations
  4. French Talking African International locations
  5. Portuguese Talking African International locations

Submission deadline: thirtieth September 2024.

2. Merck Basis Media Recognition “Diabetes & Hypertension” Awards 2024

Theme for the awards: Selling a wholesome life-style and elevating consciousness about prevention and early detection of Diabetes and Hypertension.

Who can apply: Journalists from Print, Radio, On-line, and Multimedia platforms from the next teams:

  1. Southern African International locations
  2. West African International locations
  3. East African International locations
  4. French Talking African International locations
  5. Portuguese Talking African International locations
  6. Latin American International locations
  7. Asian International locations

Submission deadline: thirtieth October 2024.

All entries are to be submitted to [email protected].

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