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Merck Foundation on KTN Kenya and NTV Uganda with their program “Our Africa” 8th episode which emphasizes sustainability

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India and Nairobi, Kenya – Business Wire India Merck Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany broadcast the eighth episode of its TV program “Our Africa by Merck Foundation” on Saturday, June 4, 2022 on KTN, Kenya, rebroadcast every Wednesday as well as Sunday June 5 on NTV, Uganda, rebroadcast every Thursday. “Our Africa by Merck Foundation” also airs on GH One TV in Ghana, every Sunday at 2 p.m. The eighth episode of the TV show tackled the important topic of “sustainability is a shared responsibility”. Previous episodes have covered diabetes prevention, tackling infertility stigma, supporting girls’ education, promoting a healthy lifestyle, ending female genital mutilation (FGM) and coronavirus health awareness. The TV program received great reviews from viewers and social media followers.

Watch the eighth episode promo here: https://youtu.be/Xu0ZPrTK3sY Watch the eighth episode here: https://youtu.be/hFIHJ39Wd98 “Our Africa by Merck Foundation” is a pan-African television program that is conceptualized, produced, led and co-hosted by Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation, to showcase fashion designers, singers and distinguished guests from various fields with the aim of raising awareness and creating culture change through Africa. The show is co-hosted by Brian Mulondo from Uganda.

Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation said, “I am happy to bring you the eighth episode of ‘Our Africa by Merck Foundation’, with this episode we aim to raise awareness about sustainability and environmental protection through our ‘Fashion and Art with Purpose’ community. I am very happy that this episode aired close to World Environment Day 2022 which is celebrated on June 5 every year. I have always believed that fashion and art can be used as powerful tools to address and raise awareness of pressing social and health issues in our beloved Africa and beyond. Fashion and art have a purpose beyond entertainment and beauty and we need to make the most of these platforms to champion the causes we work for every day. Merck Foundation works closely with media and art communities across Africa to address and raise awareness on sensitive social and health issues such as diabetes awareness, breaking diabetes stigma infertility, ending child marriage, stopping FGM, stopping GBV, supporting girls’ education and empowering women and many more. . Together we can be the voice of the voiceless and bring about positive change in our communities that will lead to culture change in Africa. The show airs on: – Every Saturday at 5.30pm (EAT) on KTN, Kenya; repeats Wednesdays at 6:30 a.m. (EAT) – every Sunday at 6:30 p.m. (EAT) on NTV Uganda; reruns Thursdays at 4:00 p.m. (EAT) – Every Sunday at 2:00 p.m. on (GMT) GH One TV, Ghana; rebroadcasts on Mondays at 13:30 (GMT) Watch the promo of “Our Africa by Merck Foundation” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOdXqQUdkm8 “Our Africa by Merck Foundation” received a response overwhelming of our viewers who watch the show on TV. Our social media is also flooded with beautiful messages from our followers around the world. All this attention is very valuable and inspiring to do more and better. I am sure that the next episodes will also be well received,” added Dr. Rasha Kelej.

Globally, the textile and apparel sector is one of the largest segments of the economy, contributing nearly $2.4 trillion to manufacturing and employing nearly 300 million people worldwide. worldwide. Fashion is a big contributor to climate change. The fashion industry accounts for around 8-10% of global carbon emissions and nearly 20% of wastewater. This means that the fashion industry consumes more energy than aviation and shipping combined.

Sustainable fashion is a term for clothes that are created and consumed in a way that can be, quite literally, sustainable, while protecting both the environment and those who produce the clothes. This is why reducing CO2 emissions, fighting overproduction, reducing pollution and waste, supporting biodiversity and ensuring that garment workers receive a fair wage and enjoy safe working conditions are all essential to the reach of sustainability.

“Sustainable fashion is a term used more and more these days, as we all become aware of the serious environmental impact of our clothes. I am so proud that the local fashion industry across Africa is exploring new sustainable solutions and tapping into more traditional ones, which will empower them financially and protect the environment,” said Senator Dr Rasha.

This episode featured Nana Kwabena Anoff, an African sustainable art artist, who exhibited her unique and remarkable works of art made of sustainable materials; Dr. Sabrina Devi RamamyIranah, Director of Fashion and Design Institute, Mauritius and Jean Luc Emile, Editor-in-Chief, Defimedia Group, Mauritius. Also featured are young Mauritian fashion designers – Desire Cedric Vincent and Deena Appaddo, who showcased their recyclable fashion designs with messages on environmental sustainability during this episode.

Senator, Dr. Rasha further explained, “At Merck Foundation, we strongly believe that young people have many untapped capacities. We wish to unleash such capacities that would empower and enable them to lead the sustainable development and green environmental agenda for their countries and encourage others to lead sustainable lifestyles and adapt to the impact of change. climatic. “Sustainability is a shared responsibility”.

“I’m 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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fz1S1Dlugkc Watch episode 2 here: https://youtu.be/g5wpzOr22l0 Watch episode 3 here: https://youtu .be/BONCtUJZLHI Watch episode 4 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ok6_B8EKNks Watch episode 5 here: https://youtu.be/RqobIDOHc4E Watch episode 6 here: https ://youtu.be/7GtXkBYv_94 Watch episode 7 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCiS_r5y1zM Click the link below to download the Merck Foundation app https://www. merck-foundation.com/MF_StoreRedirection Join the conversation on our social media platforms below and let your voice be heard Facebook: Merck Foundation Twitter: @Merckfoundation YouTube: MerckFoundation Instagram: Merck Foundation Flickr: Merck Foundation Website: www .merck-foundation.com About Merck Foundation Merck Foundation, established in 2017, is the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany aims to improve the sa 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 www.merck-foundation.com 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 the ”Fashion & Art with Purpose” community during Our Africa Episode 8 PWR PWR

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