Sierra Leone: Pan African Visions journalist bags 3rd position in the Merck Foundation Mask Up With Care Media Recognition Award

Pan African Vision’s correspondent in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Ishmael Sallieu Koroma bagged third position in the Mask up with Care Media Recognition Award 2021 with an award value of $ 200.

According to Merck Foundation the award was initiated for   Journalists in African Countries and other parts of the world to raise awareness on how to adapt best protection measures such as wearing your masks to show you care and love your family & community; to encourage your community to choose to vaccinate when it is available and to sensitize them to support healthcare workers who are at the forefront of COVID 19 pandemic.

The theme is to raise awareness on how to adapt best protection measures such as wearing your masks to show you care and love your family & community; to encourage your community to choose to vaccinate when it is available and to sensitize them to support healthcare workers who are at the forefront of COVID 19 pandemic,’’ a statement from Merck Foundation Website stated.

The Freetown based PAV correspondent was quick to share the good news of his award on his official journalist page thanking God for his immense endowment of the gift of talent and knowledge upon him whilst also thanking Merck Foundation for the meritorious award given to him.

‘’I’m super grateful. Woke up to great and refreshing news this morning from Merck foundation as one of the winners of the Mask up With Care Media Recognition Award 2021 bagging third position in the online category. Yes, I’m proud that I am a winner from Sierra Leone on behalf of Pan African Visions based in the USA ,’’ Koroma wrote on his official journalist page.

It could be that in 2020, Koroma was also winner for the 2020 Merck Foundation Stay at “Home Media Award” bagging first position for the Print Category in West Africa with an award value of $500.

Ishmael Sallieu Koroma bagged third position in the Mask up with Care Media Recognition Award 2021

‘’To my boss Ajong Mbapndah Editor in Chief Pan African Visions. Many thanks for the encouragement; this means more work in the coming years to come to continue to compete with other work class media around the world .I’m ready for the 2022 next round of entries and God willing it will be first position I have promised myself to work harder ,’’journalist Ishmael Sallieu Koroma added.

The Merck Foundation, established in 2017, is the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA, Germany that aims to improve the health and wellbeing of people and advance their lives through science and technology. Our efforts are primarily focused on improving access to quality and equitable healthcare solutions in underserved 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.

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