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    • From left to right: H.E. Roman Tesfaye, The First Lady of Ethiopia; H.E. Rebecca Naa Okaikor Akufo-Addo, The First Lady of Ghana; H.E. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, The First Lady of Nigeria; Prof. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp, Chairman of the Executive Board of E. Merck KG and Chairman of Board of Trustees of Merck Foundation; Dr Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation
    • H.E Sia Nyama Koroma, The First Lady of Sierra Leone (centre); Prof. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp, Chairman of the Executive Board of E. Merck KG and Chairman of Board of Trustees of Merck Foundation (right); Dr Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation (left)
    • H.E. Brigitte Touadera The First Lady of C.A.R. (front right); Prof. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp, Chairman of the Executive Board of E. Merck KG and Chairman of Board of Trustees of Merck Foundation (left); Dr Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation (back left)
    • H.E. Roman Tesfaye, The First Lady of Ethiopia (centre); Prof. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp, Chairman of the Executive Board of E. Merck KG and Chairman of Board of Trustees of Merck Foundation (right); Dr Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation (left)
    • H.E. Maria Rosa Teixeira, The First Lady of Guinea Bissau (right); Prof. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp, Chairman of the Executive Board of E. Merck KG and Chairman of Board of Trustees of Merck Foundation (back left); Dr Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation (left)
    • H.E. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, The First Lady of Nigeria (left); Prof. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp, Chairman of the Executive Board of E. Merck KG and Chairman of Board of Trustees of Merck Foundation (centre); Dr Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation (right)
    • H.E. Inkhosikati LaMbikiza, The First Lady of Swaziland (front) greets Prof. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp, Chairman of the Executive Board of E. Merck KG and Chairman of Board of Trustees of Merck Foundation as H.E Sia Nyama Koroma, The First Lady of Sierra Leone (centre back) and Dr Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation (left back) look on
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Merck Foundation at African Union Assembly, African First Ladies Summit

Prof. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp, Chairman of the Executive Board of E. Merck KG and Chairman of Board of Trustees of Merck Foundation and Dr Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation, meet the First Ladies

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, July 19, 2017/APO/ --

Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com) continues its strong partnership with African Countries, to build healthcare capacity, improve access to cancer care and advance people lives through science and technology.

During The 19th General Assembly of the Organization of First Ladies of Africa (OAFLA), held at the African Union. Guest of honour, Prof. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp, Chairman of the Executive Board of E. Merck KG and Chairman of Board of Trustees of Merck Foundation and Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation, affirmed Merck’s long term partnership with African countries to provide oncology fellowship programs, provide practical training for fertility specialists and to empower infertile women through access to information, health and change of mind-set through “Merck Cancer Access Program” and “Merck More than a Mother” campaign.

Prof. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp, Chairman of the Executive Board of E. Merck KG and Chairman of Board of Trustees of Merck Foundation and Dr Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation, met the First Ladies.

To learn more about the Merck Foundation programs and their training and fellowship opportunities, please visit their website www.Merck-Foundation.com and www.MerckMoreThanAMother.com

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Merck is a leading science and technology company in healthcare, life science and performance materials. Around 50,000 employees work to further develop technologies that improve and enhance life – from biopharmaceutical therapies to treat cancer or multiple sclerosis, cutting-edge systems for scientific research and production, to liquid crystals for smartphones and LCD televisions. In 2016, Merck generated sales of € 15.0 billion in 66 countries.
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