Merck and UNESCO achieve another milestone to empower women and girls in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)

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Dr. Rasha Kelej, Chief Social Officer, Merck Healthcare introduces the Merck CAP blog as Olivier Drury and Michael Johnson from Business Technology at Merck look on (Source: For Africa Forever | 2 years ago)

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UNESCO-MARS 2016 Award winners: (L-R) front row- ‘Best African Woman Researchers Award’ 4th place winner Maria Nabaggala, from Infectious Diseases Institute, Uganda; 5th place winner, Martha Zewdie, from Armauer Hansen Research Institute, Ethiopia; 2nd place Best Young African Researchers winner, Constantine Asahngwa, Cameroon Centre for Evidence Based Health Care; Best Young African Researchers 1st place winner Patricia Rantshabeng from University of Botswana; Best African Women Researchers 2nd place winner, Rogomenoma Ouedraogo, Laboratory of Biology and Molecular Genetics University, Burkina Faso; ‘Best Young Researcher Award’ 3rd place winner, Lamin Cham from National Aids Control Program, Gambia; 2nd row: 2nd place Best Young Researchers Award winner, Tinashe Nyazika, University of Zimbabwe; Best African Woman Researchers Award’ 1st place winner, Beatrice Nyagol from Kenya Medical Research Institute, together with Prof. Yifru Berhane, Minister of Health, Ethiopia; Prof. Dr Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp, Chairman, Executive Board and Family Board of E.Merck KG; Prof. Afework Kassu Gizaw, Minister of Science and Technology, Ethiopia; Ahmed Fahmi, Program Director, UNESCO and Rasha Kelej, Chief Social Officer, Merck Healthcare (Source: For Africa Forever | 2 years ago)

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The first ministerial high level panel on “Defining interventions to advance research capacity and empower women in research to improve women health in Africa,” involved: Hon. Sarah Opendi, Minister of State for Health, Uganda; Hon. Idi Illiassou Mainassara, Minister of Public Health, Niger; Hon. Julia Cassell, Minister of Gender, Children and Social Development, Liberia; Hon. Jesús Engonga Ndong, Minister of Education & Science, Equatorial Guinea and Prof. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp, Chairman of Executive Board and Family Board of E.Merck KG. (Source: For Africa Forever | 2 years ago)

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The second ministerial panel on “Research and policy making gap in Africa – challenges and opportunities – Africa as a new international hub for research excellence and scientific innovation,” included: Hon. Prof. Yifru Berhane, Minister of Health, Ethiopia; Hon. Prof. Afework Kassu Gizaw, Minister of Science and Technology, Ethiopia; Dr. João Sebastião Teta, Secretary of State, Angola; Hon. Zuliatu Cooper, Deputy Minister of Health and Sanitation, Sierra Leone and Rashid Aman, Chairman, Kenya National Commission for UNESCO. (Source: For Africa Forever | 2 years ago)

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Beatrice Nyagol, Kenya, UNESCO-MARS 2016 ‘Best African Woman Researcher Award’ 1st place winner (Source: For Africa Forever | 2 years ago)

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Alice Rogomenoma, Burkina Faso, UNESCO-MARS 2016 ‘Best African Woman Researcher Award’ 2nd place winner (Source: For Africa Forever | 2 years ago)

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Maria Nabaggala, Uganda,UNESCO-MARS 2016 ‘Best African Woman Researcher Award’ 4th place winner (Source: For Africa Forever | 2 years ago)

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Martha Zewdie, Ethiopia, UNESCO-MARS 2016 ‘Best African Women Researcher Award’ 5th place winner (Source: For Africa Forever | 2 years ago)

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Patricia Rantshabeng, Botswana, UNESCO-MARS 2016 ‘Best Young African Researcher Award’ 1st place winner (Source: For Africa Forever | 2 years ago)

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Constantine Asahngwa, Cameroon, UNESCO-MARS 2016 ‘Best Young African Researcher Award’ 2nd place (Source: For Africa Forever | 2 years ago)

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Merck Africa Research Summit Award Ceremony. Empowering Women and Young Researchers (Short version) (Source: For Africa Forever | 2 years ago)

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