The Merck Foundation has launched their first-ever TV program – ‘Our Africa by Merck Foundation’. This first-of-its-kind TV show is set to be the voice of the voiceless and break the silence about many critical and sensitive social and health issues in Africa.
Initially, the show was released on prime TV stations in many countries like KTV in Kenya, NTV in Uganda, GH One TV in Ghana and ZNBC in Zambia, AYV in Sierra Leone, and LTV, in Liberia, immediately captured the attention and hearts of millions of viewers across Africa. The TV program will soon be broadcast on TV 3 in Ghana, BTV in Botswana, and KTN in Kenya. “Our Africa” TV Program is currently on the social media handles of Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej and Merck Foundation.
“I am extremely happy and proud to present our new and unique program “Our Africa by Merck Foundation’. I strongly believe that fashion and art should have a purpose beyond entertainment and look good. They can contribute to sensitizing our communities about different social and health issues such as ending FGM, ending child marriage, stopping GBV, breaking the Infertility stigma, supporting Girl Education, Diabetes awareness, and a healthy lifestyle. This is a beneficial yet entertaining TV program” said Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation.
The pan-African TV program is conceptualized, produced, directed, and co-hosted by Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej. Featuring African Fashion Designers, Singers, and prominent experts from various domains with the aim to raise awareness and create a culture shift across Africa.
Merck Foundation through their “Our Africa” TV program, has established the first ‘Fashion and Art community with Purpose. The community across 20 countries aims to break the silence and be the voice of the voiceless about many critical. It also targets sensitive social and health issues in Africa and beyond.
“This program is our effort to reach out to youth and other members of our urban and rural communities. We aim to address and raise awareness about a wide range of pressing social and health issues that are relevant to our continent. I am very happy that we have already started to receive great feedback on the promo and the first episode”, added Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej.