Two Plus Two Equals Four!!!

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Modern Mom Can't Cook

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Biggest Baby Expenses and How to Save on Them

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I am Selfish

There’s a long hoot and I’m screaming his name at the top of my lungs. In that split second, I see my life come to an end. I see myself losing my best friend barely two days after his coming home. I see him robbed of life right before my very eyes...

Are you Making these six Parenting Mistakes?

Parenting would be easier if it came with a manual. We all have different parenting styles and none can be said to be better than the other. There are however mistakes we all make as parents, sometimes coming from a very good place.In this post we discuss six major parenting mistakes.

Dealing with Unwarranted Parenting Advice

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Melina's Messy Updo

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Of Housegirls and Parenting

She called early Sunday morning telling me that she was in town but when I went to get her, my calls went unanswered. Thirty missed calls later, I could not reach her. Thinking that her phone must have run out of charge, I now had the hectic task of looking for her in a crowded town via footsteps the way it used to be done like 3 presidents ago ...

Goodbye Ceskycess. Hello, Modern Mom.

When I started blogging, I had no idea what I wanted to say. I therefore wrote some really pathetic posts and prayed that no one would ever read them. A few months later, a love interest did some stalking, found my blog and read the half-baked posts. To please me (I think), he praised and gushed my writing.

Dr. Rasha Kelej- African Woman dedicated to Empower Women in Africa

Our conversation with Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO Merck Foundation on the efforts of Merck Foundation for empowering women across Africa and Other developing countries

I am very happy that we are marking the International Women’s Day in Niger this day, with Her Excellency the First Lady of Niger, to underscore our long-term commitment to empowering women in Niger and across Africa through Merck more than a mother.

It is hard to imagine that in the 21st-century women are still being abused and subject to violence, for their inability to bear children. This is unacceptable and must be changed, and we will work hard with all our partners to create this culture shift and emphasize to everyone that women are more than just Mothers.

At Merck Foundation we do not mark women’s day, which only on the 8th of March every year, but we celebrate women every day, empowering women is in the spirit of what we do, it is a part of Merck foundation’s DNA.

Last year we celebrated the International women day in Liberia, with the First African Female President, H.E. Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. She is a role model for women across the world. She awarded Prof. Frank Stangenberg Haverkamp, Chairman of Executive board of E- Merck KG, with ‘presidential medal of honor’ for his support to empower women through Merck foundation’s dedicated efforts. What a great honor.

This year we are pleased to mark international Women's Day with the First Lady of Niger, H.E. Mrs. Aissata Mahamadou Issoufou, to appoint her as an ambassador of 'Merck More Than a Mother' and underscore our long-term commitment to empower Childless women in Niger and across Africa.  It's a great privilege to be able to mark this day in the heart of Africa.

In October 2017, we launched Merck Foundation in Egypt with my friends, First Ladies of Chad, Niger, Guinea, Central African Republic and Chairperson of National Assembly of Namibia. They gracefully accepted to be ambassadors of 'Merck More Than a Mother' to empower infertile women in their countries.

In November 2017, we celebrated empowering African women Researchers in STEM through our fourth edition of UNESCO Merck Africa Research Summit MARS 2017, an annual conference of MERCK STEM program for women.

In Jan 2018, we signed an MOU with the organization of African First ladies to mark Merck foundation's partnership with them to empower childless women and women cancer survivors and build healthcare capacity in their countries.

I have also visited childless women in Uganda to celebrate their success and new lives of dignity and independence after Merck more than a Mother intervention, they finally found their purpose in life after many years of suffering from infertility stigma and the discrimination and abuse that comes with it.

In Feb 2018, I have visited the Gambia, where Merck foundation together with the First Lady of The Gambia, H.E. Fatoumatta Bah-Barrow encouraged the infertile and childless women in the Gambia and acknowledged them as 'Merck More Than a Mother' heroines for their courage to share their stories of suffering with all of us.  We will set up small businesses to enable them to become independent; we will also train the first fertility specialists in the Gambia, where we make history, for the first time the Gambia will have qualified trained fertility specialists to help infertile couples and hence save these women from this stigma.

We empower women, childless women who suffered the stigma of infertility all their lives, and we support them through 'Merck More Than a Mother' campaign by improving their access to information, health, change of mindset and economic empowerment.

We empower women across Africa and developing countries, Childless women through Merck More than a Mother. women like , Jackeline , Berna , Grace and more than 1000 other women from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Gambia, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ghana, Nigeria, Central African Republic, Cote D’Ivoire and more, have benefited from the “Empowering Berna “. As part of this campaign, Merck Foundation established the small businesses for them so they can have a steady income and become independent and happier.

We also empower Cancer women survivors through ‘Merck more than a Patient’, women like Margaret, Rose and Louise where we help to establish small businesses for them to reintegrate them into their societies.

In addition to empowering these groups of unprivileged women, we also empower women in the STEM (science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) through providing the required training to specialize in the areas where they are underrepresented such as; healthcare and research with special focus in the field of Oncology, Diabetes, hypertension, and fertility. Christine, Nihad, Latefat, Pauline and Nanu Devi, and other women from Kenya, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Gambia, Niger, Chad, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Cambodia and Myanmar and more have benefited from those training courses and on the way to reach their potential and contribute significantly into their societies in a way they couldn’t do before.

This is achieved through ‘Merck Cancer Access Program’ and ‘Merck Capacity Advancement Program’, in these programs we focus mainly on women, and Youth as well. We strongly believe that the social and economic development of Africa depends on the empowerment of its women and youth, and we focus significantly on this target, to help to achieve the UN sustainable development goals (SDGs)

Women around the world have tremendous potential to excel in any field they represent, and this has been a proven fact in many facets of our world.  However, they are deprived of a favorable environment to explore their real potential in many societies, especially in developing countries.  I believe there is a need to redefine the status of women in the society.

We at Merck Foundation, through all our key programs give special focus on supporting and giving equal opportunity to women to participate and benefit from those initiatives. We have consciously integrated women empowerment as part of our strategy to contribute to eliminating the gender gap in our areas of focus.

As the CEO of Merck Foundation, I strongly believe in women empowerment on professional level and I am working on realizing our vision of advancing people’s lives through Science and technology with special focus on women and youth. And on the personal level; as a simple African woman from Egypt who became the CEO of a big foundation like Merck foundation, this happened because someday, somewhere, someone empowered me, and now it’s my turn to empower other women.
With Merck foundation, the sky is the limit for Women, stay tuned to know more ……….

Dr. Rasha Kelej
CEO of Merck foundation
President of Merck more than a Mother

Watch the inspiring stories of women transformation across Africa…

‘Merck More Than a Patient’ empowers Women cancer survivors to reclaim their lives by reintegration into society

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Excessive Gestational Weight Gain Associated With Postpartum Weight Retention

 A recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has linked excessive weight gain during pregnancy with long-term body fat and the retention of the weight years after the baby has been born.
Pregnancy Weight Gain. Image Source: Pixabay

Putting on weight during pregnancy is natural and healthy. This is as a result of the changes that take place in your body. The breasts grow bigger and heavier, the uterus muscles grow, the blood and fluid levels in the body increase and the body stores extra fat to be used later for breastfeeding. Though the amount of weight gained varies from woman to woman, the Institute of Medicine has set a range for the healthy amount of weight that a woman needs to gain during pregnancy depending on whether they were underweight, normal or overweight before the pregnancy.

A woman with a normal weight should gain 25-35 pounds (11.5kg-16kg), underweight women should gain 28-40 pounds (13kg-18kg), overweight women should gain between 15 and 25 pounds (7kg-11.5kg), while obese women should gain 11-20 pounds (5kg-9kg).

More than 300 women were followed for 7 years after giving birth and the results of the study indicated that gaining more weight than these recommended guidelines led to long-term consequences regardless of whether the woman started out normal, or just slightly overweight. Excessive gestational weight gain in women who started out with a BMI of 22 had a 3% higher body fat and a postpartum weight retention of 5.6kg or higher, while women who started out at a BMI of 30 had 0.58% higher body fat and 2.06kg postpartum weight retention.

Gaining too much weight during pregnancy also comes with many short-term effects; it increases the risks of developing gestational diabetes, increases the size of the baby making labor more painful, increases back-pain and generally makes pregnancy more uncomfortable.

To ensure that you maintain a healthy weight during pregnancy, eat small meals throughout the day, snack healthily every three hours, eat lean protein, healthy fats, vegetables and complex carbohydrates, and remain active throughout the pregnancy. Yoga, swimming and walking are just some of the most effective physical activities that an expecting woman can enjoy. They'll keep your body energized and do away with the pains and discomforts associated with pregnancy.

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Merck Foundation marks ‘International Women’s Day’ with the First Lady of Niger

Prof. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp, Chairman of the Executive Board of E.Merck KG and the Chairman of Merck Foundation Board of Trustees and Dr Rasha Kelej, president of Merck Foundation with Her Excellency, the First Lady of Niger, H.E. Mrs. Aissata Issoufou Mahamadou
  • Merck Foundation, in partnership with the First Lady of Niger builds healthcare capacity in the country with special focus on Cancer, Diabetes and Infertility.
  • Merck Foundation appoints the first Lady of Niger, as an Ambassador of Merck More than a Mother.

Niamey, Niger: Merck launched their Merck Foundation in Niger in partnership with the First Lady of Niger and their Ministry of Health. During the launch event Merck Foundation, a non-profit organization and a subsidiary of Merck KGaA Germany, marked ‘International women’s Day’ in Niger to empower infertile women through “Merck More Than a Mother” campaign.

During the event, Prof. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp, Chairman of the Executive Board of E.Merck KG and the Chairman of Merck Foundation Board of Trustees emphasized, " We are very proud to launch our Merck Foundation in partnership with the First Lady of Niger and Ministry of Health to build healthcare capacity, improve access to Cancer and Diabetes care and to empower infertile women in the country."

Dr. Rasha Kelej CEO of Merck Foundation explained, “We are very proud to appoint H.E. Mrs. Aissata Issoufou Mahamadou, the First Lady of The Republic of Niger, as an ambassador of ‘Merck More Than a Mother’ campaign, to work closely with Merck Foundation in defining interventions to break the stigma around childless women across the country. Through our partnership, we will transform the lives of those unprivileged women, women who suffered all their lives from the infertility stigma.”

Her Excellency, the First Lady of Niger, H.E. Mrs. Aissata Issoufou Mahamadou emphasized, “I truly value our partnership with Merck Foundation. I firmly believe that building professional capacity is a good strategy to help our government to improve access to healthcare in our country. I will also work closely with Merck Foundation to break the stigma around infertility at all levels by raising awareness, training the skills of local experts and by supporting childless women in starting their small businesses.”

Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation during the launch of Merck more than a Mother in Niger

She added "Currently, we don't have any oncologist or fertility specialists in Niger, we do not even have cancer care facility and fertility clinic in the country. Merck Foundation makes history in the Niger, through its 'Merck Oncology Fellowship Program' and 'Merck More Than a Mother'. They will provide training to the first oncologists and fertility specialists for Niger.

“As per the information received from the Ministry of Health, for 22 Million population Niger has only six oncologists, one hematologist, and 12 radiotherapists. This gap is of course not enough to give proper access to quality and equitable cancer care across the country. We hope we can significantly increase the number of oncologists in the next three years.” Rasha Kelej added.

Merck Foundation acknowledges the First Lady of Niger, H.E. Mrs. Aissata Issoufou Mahamadou for her efforts to empower infertile women in Niger and as ‘Merck More Than a Mother’ ambassador.

Merck Foundation is committed to providing one-year to two-years Oncology Fellowship Programs and Clinical Fertility Management Training to four candidates from Niger in 2018 and is determined to provide training to more candidates in the future.

Moreover, Merck Foundation is committed to contributing toward advancing Diabetes Care in Niger, by providing online Diabetes Management Diploma in the French language, for medical postgraduates in Niger and other Francophone African countries, so that they can learn more about diagnosis and treatment of diabetes. The course is accredited by 'Royal college for general practitioners' in the UK.
Merck Foundation underscoring their long-term commitment to building healthcare capacity in Niger with the President of the Republic of Niger H.E. Mahamadou Issoufou

About Merck Foundation in Niger:
Merck Foundation is going to provide the oncology and clinical fertility training to the following healthcare professional from Niger: 

1.    Dr. Mamadou oumarou ramatou- Adult medical oncology
2.    Dr. Mahamadou aichatou- Paediatric Oncology
3.    Dr. Alhousseini alhassane laila- Radiation oncology
4.    Dr. Moussa soffo Issa- Radiation technician

Clinical Fertility Management Training
1.    Dr. Abdoulaye Maiga
2.    Dr. Barkire Fatoumatou
3.     Dr. Lawali Chekarao Mamadou.

So far, candidates from Uganda, Zambia, Ethiopia, Namibia, Tanzania, Ghana, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Botswana, Liberia, Rwanda, Kenya, Chad, Niger, Guinea, Gambia, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Bangladesh, Myanmar, and Nepal have benefitted from Merck Foundation's training programs in fertility or oncology fellowships. Merck Foundation aims to expand to more African and Asian countries soon.

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The Merck Foundation, established in 2017, is a philanthropic organization that aims to improve the health and well being of people and advance their lives through science and technology. Our efforts are primarily focused on improving access to innovative healthcare solutions in under-served communities, building healthcare and scientific research capacity and empowering people in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) with a special focus on women and youth. All Merck Foundation press releases are distributed by e-mail at the same time they become available on the Merck Foundation Website.   Please go to  to read more and/or register online to interact and exchange experience with our registered members.

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Founded in 1668, Merck is the world's oldest pharmaceutical and chemical company. The founding family remains the majority owner of the publicly listed corporate group. Merck holds the global rights to the Merck name and brand. The only exceptions are the United States and Canada, where the company operates as EMD Serono, MilliporeSigma and EMD Performance Materials.

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I am Selfish

He has been of out the country the last two years. He left very suddenly for further studies when our daughter was only nine months old. He came home to visit a handful of times; each time expecting his little girl to be the same way she was when he left. It always amazed him how fast she was growing. But behind the excitement I saw a sense of loss. I saw the pain in his eyes when she looked at him like a stranger the first five minutes.  I could tell that he hated the fact that he missed many firsts with her.

How he tried to hold back tears every time he had to go back. Sometimes he hummed a song and walked away without looking back. I would stand there, hoping that he would run back and hug me one last time. But deep inside, I knew that he would not; because if he did he would break down and cry. Hold me tight and swear that he would never leave us again. And all he’d worked for would be lost.

‘When I ask you whether she cried asking for me, don’t tell me that she did,’ he’d tell me before leaving. And like the good wife that I pretend to be, I would do as told. I calculated my answers before typing them, ‘No, she did not even notice that you are gone’, and ‘Yes, of course she remembers you.’ I assured him that kids do not have a perception of time. ‘When you finally come (after 6 months or more), she’ll think that you’ve only been gone for 2 hours.’ I did not believe this. But he did. So much that he held onto it with all his might, and made me repeat it to him a thousand times.

Last week he was counting his last days in school. He was coming back for good and I could not wait to have him back. We would do all the things we loved doing together; I would cook while he cleaned the dishes, we would fight over the remote, he’d do all the ironing because ‘I do it wrong’, we would argue like crazy because he’s never learnt that I’m always right, and I’d make him do most of the work when it comes to our little girl because, to be fair, I’ve been doing it the last two years on my own.

And then Thursday came. There he was making me feel the way I always feel whenever he is back after a long time; like I do not know what to do with him. Do I go get him water or do I tell him that there’s a program I’ve been following and I do not want to miss. Am I supposed to cook something special or should I unpack his bags? This feeling goes away in just one day. By Friday, we were we again.

We planned our Saturday before hand. I was to go to work until 1:00pm and he was to take Melina to the hospital - on Friday she’d peed like a hundred times and we both feared that she had contracted UTI. They would then pick me up from work and we would go visit his sister before heading home.

He called me from the hospital with a very weird question, ‘We’ve been sent to the lab, should I take her to the ladies or do I go with her to the gents?’ I always have an answer but this one caught me off-guard. I asked a colleague but by the time we agreed that the best solution was to ask a nurse to take her, he already had the urine sample. He later told me beaming with pride, ‘I took her to the gents and sanitized her hands after.’ ‘You did good honey,’ I told him.

At around 5:30pm, we were leaving the sister’s place and she kept holding us back. When she wasn’t telling us to take more tea, she was telling us to take her photos.  We took lots of them. 'No, I need to change these shoes,' she'd say… it went on and on.

We get to the stage and the standing bus needs just one person. The next one makes me uneasy, dozens of college students are waiting to board. They are all wearing matching T-shirts. I hesitate but he takes my arm and pulls me to the bus. I am carrying our girl (she’s now asleep) and he’s holding my handbag and the paper bag with Melina’s medicine.

Since we’re alighting just 2 stages away, we sit near the door, just across the aisle from each other. The students are very rowdy. They keep trying to be loud and funny and it's all too pathetic. I comment how there’s so much confidence in numbers and he reminds me how he was as stupid just a few years back when he was in KU.

The conductor is at the back collecting the fare and we’re nearing our stop. He stands, gives the driver our stop and starts walking out. I know that we still have a few meters to go and I therefore sit tight. If anything, I have the baby in my arms and I’ll leave when the bus stops.

When I finally get to the door, I realize to my horror that we have stopped in the middle lane. Two of the college students are standing by the door which is now wide open. We’re not yet at the stage; the bus stopped due to traffic but just for a second. Playing conductors, the immature kids opened the door prematurely. My husband is in the middle of the leftmost lane and there’s a white bus speeding towards him less than three meters away. He can't see it. In the confusion he thinks he's safely at the stage. He has a confused expression on his face; wondering why we're not following.

There’s a long hoot and I’m screaming his name at the top of my lungs. In that split second, I see my life come to an end. I see myself losing my best friend barely two days after his coming home. I see him robbed of life right before my very eyes.

He turns to my voice and runs back. The bus misses him by the skin of his teeth. And I realize that we are also moving. He’s left there, in the middle of the road.

When I finally find him, I’m shaking and crying. He hugs me and I want to hit him… Hard! ‘I’m so sorry; I don’t know what happened, Cess. I’m not that careless. I’d never do that!’ he’s telling me. I’m trying to understand why someone would alight in the middle of the road but I just can’t. I’ve seen him cross the road. He’s normally very careful.

As he leads me home, a vendor at the stage turns to him and says, ‘That’s your God dude. Now go home and pray.’

Suddenly I feel sick. I want to puke. I am disgusted with myself. He is obviously shaken; terribly shaken.  Did I ask him how he's feeling? No. Did I comfort him and tell him that all would be well? No. He just cheated death and I'm not thinking about him, or his family. Just me and my kid. And here he is apologizing like he always does. Even when I'm the one on the wrong. Because it is always about me; he's the good one, and I'm selfish. :-(

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Merck Foundation makes history in The Gambia

  • Merck Foundation(MF) in partnership with the First Lady of The Gambia through her foundation; Fatoumatta Bah Barrow(FaBB) Foundation launched ‘Merck More Than a Mother’ campaign in the Gambia
  • Merck Foundation provides oncology fellowship program to develop the first medical oncologists in The Gambia
  • MF appoints H.E. Fatoumatta Bah Barrow, The First Lady of The Gambia as the ambassador of ‘Merck More Than a Mother’ campaign in the Gambia
The Gambia: Merck Foundation partners with the First Lady of The Gambia Foundation; Fatoumatta Bah Barrow (FaBB) foundation. The partnership aims to achieve Merck foundation’s objectives of raising awareness, building professional capacity and improving healthcare access in the field of Cancer and fertility care in The Gambia.

Merck Foundation appointed the H.E Fatoumatta Bah-Barrow, the First Lady of The Gambia as an ambassador of ‘Merck More Than a Mother’ campaign in The Gambia.

"It was a great honor to appoint the First Lady of The Gambia, Her Excellency Fatoumatta Bah-Barrow Foundation as an ambassador of ‘Merck More Than a Mother’ campaign. Together we acknowledged and encouraged infertile women groups across the country for their courage to share their stories of suffering from infertility stigma. They are ‘Merck More Than a Mother’ Heroines. I am thrilled and proud to be part of this great day.” emphasized, Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation and president of Merck more than a Mother.

During the event the First Lady of the Gambia, H.E. Fatoumatta Bah-Barrow explained, “We are engaging in humanitarian ventures to improve the lives of vulnerable groups in the society. My ambition is to meaningfully contribute to the improvement of lives of women and children and address issue of infertility in our society.”

She further emphasized, “Our partnership with Merck Foundation aims at empowering infertile women in The Gambia and ensure that they access information, education and health services by collectively working with stakeholders, communities, traditional communicators, religious leader and healthcare workers. With the support of Merck Foundation, the government is adopting important policies to enhance access and regulate safe fertility treatment.”

Merck Foundation is making history in The Gambia, together with the Ministry of Health and the First Lady’s Foundation, we will train the first oncologist and fertility specialist in the country. According to the Ministry of Health data, The Gambia never had an oncologist or a Fertility Specialist, neither they had a cancer care facility or a fertility clinic in the country.

“I am very proud that Merck Foundation is contributing to shaping the future of The Gambia by working closely with the First Lady, a wonderful lady. She is very passionate about improving healthcare in her beloved country.”  Dr. Rasha Kelej CEO of Merck Foundation and president of Merck more than a Mother.

In Africa including The Gambia, childless women still suffer discrimination, stigma, and ostracism. An inability to have a child or to become pregnant can result in significant isolation, disinheritance or assaults; this often results in divorce or physical and psychological violence.

During the community program, many infertile women from the community have been acknowledged by both Merck Foundation and the FaBB for their courage to share their sad tales of their suffering from infertility stigma, and ostracism by the society and their families.

Applauding the courage of these infertile women, Dr. Rasha Kelej said, “Merck Foundation salutes these infertile women in The Gambia, who shared their stories of suffering and discrimination. H.E. Fatoumatta Bah-Barrow, the First Lady of The Gambia and myself, appreciate these strong women and encourage them to establish their own business and become independent. I’m very proud of our movement in The Gambia and the rest of Africa.”

The Merck Foundation also commit to support The Gambia through providing their oncology fellowship program to establish their first training oncologists in the country, First Lady of The Gambia emphasized, “Merck foundation helps us to make history in The Gambia; we will have in the next two years our first oncologists and fertility specialists in the country. This will help improve access to Fertility and cancer care significantly as currently, we do not have both specialties, we do not even have cancer care facility in The Gambia.”

The Merck Foundation also maintains its commitment to building capacity and improving access to quality and equitable healthcare solutions with particular focus on cancer and fertility care in Africa.

So far, doctors from Uganda, Zambia, Ethiopia, Namibia, Tanzania, Ghana, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Botswana, Liberia, Rwanda, Kenya, Chad, Niger, Guinea, Gambia, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Bangladesh, Myanmar, and Nepal have benefitted from Merck Foundation training programs in fertility or oncology fellowships. Merck Foundation aims to expand to more African and Asian countries in the near future.

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