After the achievement of Merck Africa Luminary in Germany, Kenya and Cote d’Ivoire, Merck Foundation, a non-benefit organization and a backup of Merck KGA Germany, to lead the Fourth version of their yearly “Merck Africa Asia Luminary” on the 24th and 25th of October 2018, in association with Egypt’s Ministry of High Education and Scientific Research, Africa Fertility Society and the International Federation of Fertility Societies-IFFS.
Dr. Rasha Kelej , CEO of Merck Foundation underlined “Merck Foundation will bring more than 450 human services suppliers, arrangement creators, the scholarly world and analysts from Africa, Asia and CIS nations to advantage from the important instructive and social advancement sessions by top global specialists in Diabetes, Fertility, Oncology, Cardiology, Women Health and Research, with the mean to enhance malady administration, early identification and aversion, manufacture medicinal services and research limit and enhance access to imaginative and fair health awareness arrangements in creating nations.”
“We are very proud to have very influential women leaders to inaugurate the Luminary such as: Vice President of Tanzania, H.E. Dr. Samia Hassan Suluhu, First Lady Republic of Guinea, H.E. Conde Djénè Kaba, First Lady of Gambia, H.E. Fatoumatta Bah-Barrow, First Lady of Niger, H.E. Aissata Issoufou Mahamadou, First Lady of Chad, H.E. Hinda Deby Itno and First Lady of Central African Republic, H.E. Brigitte Touadera. They will announce the start of “Merck more than a Mother” to empower infertile women through access to information, health and change of mindset in their respective countries and the rest of Africa” Dr. Kelej added.
Two high-level panels of Ministers of Health and Gender to discuss the challenges and solutions to improve access to fertility and cancer care will also take place.
Healthcare Providers and Academia will also be engaged in an open dialogue to explore the educational gaps with the aim to inform the successful implementation of Merck Diabetes and Hypertension Capacity Advancement Program. In addition to witnessing the announcement of the winners of the ‘Merck Diabetes and Hypertension Awards’ from across Africa and Asia at the Award Ceremony Dinner.
Countries participating include: Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Mozambique, Angola, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, Congo, Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, Liberia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Mali, Malawi, Morocco, Tunisia, Sudan, Gambia, Burkina Faso, Niger, Chad, Liberia, Burundi, Mali, Malawi, Equatorial Guinea, Russia, Uzbekistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, and India, Indonesia.