By Fanwell Sibanda
Merck Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany has joined hands with First Ladies on the African continent to raise awareness on the Coronavirus during Covid-19 lockdown.
The Foundation has announced special awards to encourage media organisations to be creative and effective in raising awareness and sensitising communities on how to stay safe and healthy during lockdown.
Journalists are being invited to submit articles via email to: email@example.com by 30 June 2020.
Merck Foundation Chief Executive Officer Dr Rasha Kalej said this was an unsettling period for everyone, both physically and mentally.
“While most countries are under complete lockdown or restricted movement, most people do not know how to handle the situation.
“Social distancing is our social responsibility and the only way to kill Coronovirus. However, it will take a lot of courage and discipline to practise to it.
“We decided to initiate these awards inorder to reward journalists who are raising awareness in most effective and creative way and how to keep physically and mentally healthy during this phase. “