Merck partners with UNESCO and African Union to empower Women in Research with the focus on “Infectious Diseases and Women Health”

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Dignitaries at the UNESCO-MARS 2014: From left to right – Julia Cassell, Minister of Gender and Social Development, Liberia; Dr. Joao Sebastiao Teta, Secretary of State, Angola; Sara Opendi, Minister of State for Health, Uganda; Prof. Afework Gizaw, Minister of Science & Technology, Ethiopia; Prof. Dr Frank Stangeberg-Haverkamp, Chairman Executive Board and Family Board of E.Merck KG; Dr. Rasha Kelej, Chief Social Officer, Merck Healthcare; Prof. Yifru Berhane, Minister of Health, Ethiopia; and Getchaw Engida, Deputy Director General, UNESCO (Source: Merck | 4 years ago)

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UNESCO-MARS 2016 Ministerial panel on ‘defining interventions to advance research capacity and empower women in research to improve women health in Africa’: From left to right – Ahmed Fahmi, Program Director, UNESCO; Julia Cassell, Minister of Gender and Social Development, Liberia; Idi Illiassou Mainassara, Minister of Public Health, Niger; Prof. Dr Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp, Chairman Executive Board and Family Board of E.Merck KG; Sara Opendi, Minister of State for Health, Uganda; Rasha Kelej, Chief Social Officer, Merck Healthcare; and Jesus Engonga Ndong, Minister of Education & Science, Equatorial Guinea (Source: Merck | 4 years ago)

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UNESCO-MARS 2016 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,’ left to right: Ahmed Fahmi, Program Director, UNESCO; Prof. Afework Kassu Gizaw, Minister of Science and Technology, Ethiopia; Zuliatu Cooper, Deputy Minister of Health and Sanitation, Sierra Leone; Prof. Yifru Berhane, Minister of Health, Ethiopia; Dr. João Sebastião Teta, Secretary of State, Angola; Rasha Kelej, Chief Social Officer, Merck Healthcare and Rashid Aman, Chairman, Kenya National Commission for UNESCO (Source: Merck | 4 years ago)

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UNESCO-MARS 2016 ‘Best African Woman Researcher Award’ 4th place winner Maria Nabaggala, from Infectious Diseases Institute, Uganda receives her award as Prof. Afework Kassu Gizaw, Minister of Science and Technology, Ethiopia; Prof. Dr Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp, Chairman, Executive Board and Family Board of E.Merck KG; Sara Opendi, Minister of State for Health, Uganda; Prof. Yifru Berhane, Minister of Health, Ethiopia; Rasha Kelej, Chief Social Officer, Merck Healthcare and Ahmed Fahmi, Program Director, UNESCO (Source: Merck | 4 years ago)

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UNESCO-MARS 2016 ‘Best African Woman Researcher Award’ 1st place winner Beatrice Nyagol from Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kenya receives her award from Prof. Yifru Berhane, Minister of Health, Ethiopia as Prof. Afework Kassu Gizaw, Minister of Science and Technology, Ethiopia; Prof. Dr. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp, Chairman, Executive Board and Family Board of E.Merck KG; Rasha Kelej, Chief Social Officer, Merck Healthcare and Ahmed Fahmi, Program Director, UNESCO (Source: Merck | 4 years ago)

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UNESCO-MARS 2016 ‘Best Young Researcher Award’ 3rd place winner Lamin Cham from National Aids Control Program, Gambia with his award as 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; Rasha Kelej, Chief Social Officer, Merck Healthcare and Ahmed Fahmi, Program Director, UNESCO (Source: Merck | 4 years ago)

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UNESCO-MARS 2016 ‘Best Young African Researcher Award’ 1st place winner Patricia Rantshabeng from University of Botswana, receives her award from Prof. Afework Kassu Gizaw, Minister of Science and Technology, Ethiopia as Prof. Yifru Berhane, Minister of Health, Ethiopia, Prof. Dr Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp, Chairman, Executive Board and Family Board of E.Merck KG; Rasha Kelej, Chief Social Officer, Merck Healthcare and Ahmed Fahmi, Program Director, UNESCO (Source: Merck | 4 years ago)

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UNESCO-MARS 2016 ‘Best African Women Researcher 3rd place winner was given to Sandrine Liabaqui ep Assangaboua, from Ecole Doctorale Regionale d’Afrique Centrale, Gabon and received on her behalf from Prof. Yifru Berhane, Minister of Health, Ethiopia, as Prof. Afework Kassu Gizaw, Minister of Science and Technology, Ethiopia; Prof. Dr Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp, Chairman, Executive Board and Family Board of E.Merck KG; Rasha Kelej, Chief Social Officer, Merck Healthcare and Ahmed Fahmi, Program Director (Source: Merck | 4 years ago)

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UNESCO-MARS 2016 Award winners: left to right front row- ‘Best African Woman Researcher 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 Researcher winner, Constantine Asahngwa, Cameroon Centre for Evidence Based Health Care; Best Young African Researcher 1st place winner Patricia Rantshabeng from University of Botswana; Best African Women Researcher 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 Researcher Award winner, Tinashe Nyazika, University of Zimbabwe; Best African Woman Researcher 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: Merck | 4 years ago)

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UNESCO-MARS 2016 dignitaries: From left to right – Amany Asfour, President of African Alliance for Women Empowerment; Ahmed Fahmi, Program Director, UNESCO; Julia Cassell, Minister of Gender and Social Development, Liberia; Jesus Engonga Ndong, Minister of Education & Science, Equatorial Guinea; Idi Illiassou Mainassara, Minister of Public Health, Niger; Prof. Afework Kassu Gizaw, Minister of Science and Technology, Ethiopia; Zuliatu Cooper, Deputy Minister of Health and Sanitation, Sierra Leone; Prof. Dr Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp, Chairman Executive Board and Family Board of E.Merck KG; Prof. Yifru Berhane, Minister of Health, Ethiopia; Sara Opendi, Minister of State for Health, Uganda; Dr. João Sebastião Teta, Secretary of State, Angola; Rasha Kelej, Chief Social Officer, Merck Healthcare; Rasha Kelej, Chief Social Officer, Merck Healthcare and Rashid Aman, Chairman, Kenya National Commission for UNESCO (Source: Merck | 4 years ago)

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