The training has been facilitated by international organization, Merck Foundation, in partnership with the ‘Maesaiah Thabane Trust Fund. The Merck Foundation is a philanthropic organization that aims to improve the health and wellbeing of people and to advance their lives through science and technology. Its efforts are primarily focused on improving access to innovative healthcare solutions in underserved communities, building healthcare and scientific research capacity and empowering people with a special focus on women and youth.
The foundation raises awareness of disease prevention and early detection through access to information, health and change of mindset, expanding professional capabilities in scientific research, technology and healthcare. Mrs Thabane has also been appointed Lesotho’s ‘Merck more than a mother’ initiative ambassador, an effort by Merck Foundation to raise awareness on disease prevention and early detection through access to information, health and change of mindset.
The initiative further expands professional capabilities in scientific research, technology and healthcare, and builds advocacy to address health, social and economic solutions.In her brief but weighty remarks, Mrs Thabane appealed to the media to partner the joint effort to rid societies of stigma against infertile women.