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Vanguard’s Chioma Obinna, wins Merck media award for West Africa

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Vanguard Senior Health Correspondent, Chioma Obinna, has won the 1st ever “Merck More than a Mother” Africa Media Recognition Award 2020 for West African countries.

Obinna won the Print Category with her entry: “We refused to give up!”

Other winners include three Nigerian journalists, Abubakar Sulaiman of Sawaba 104.9fm who won in the Radio category, Martins Ifijeh of ThisDay Newspapers and Chinedu Asaju of The Cable Newspaper who won the online category.

In an official message announcing the award weekend, the Chief Executive Officer, Merck Foundation, Senator Rasha Kelej, the stories of the winners were instrumental in raising awareness on infertility prevention and breaking its stigma in Nigeria and across Africa.

The award comes with a prize of $500 and one-year online MasterClass training.

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