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Merck STEM Program for Women and Youth

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The “Merck STEM Program for Women and Youth” aims to empower women and youth in the felds of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
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MEMBER COMPANIES:
Intergovernmental Organizations and Multilaterals 1

The “Merck STEM Program for Women and Youth” aims to empower women and youth in the felds of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Through its annual platform, the UNESCO-Merck Africa Research Summit (MARS), the Merck STEM program prepares the road for young and female African researchers to drive Africa’s development as an international hub for research. In addition, the Merck Foundation targets to empower over 7,000 girls and 60 women researchers across Africa in 2017 through various initiatives, including providing training opportunities, setting up computer libraries in schools, and appointing the UNESCO-MARS research award winners as ambassadors for the Merck STEM Program.

Geographic Reach
  • Africa
  • Eastern Mediterranean
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Disease Area
  • Non-communicable Diseases
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Target Population
  • Children
  • Youth
SGDs the partnership contributes to
SDG 3: Good Health and Wellbeing
  1. 3.2: Reduce Under-5 Mortality 
  2. 3.4: NCDs (including mental health)
  3. 3.8: Achieve universal health coverage
SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals 
Partner organizations
Intergovernmental Organizations and Multilaterals
UNESCO

UNESCO hands out the awards.

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