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Merck Foundation Africa Asia Luminary 2021, 8th edition to be conducted on 27th to 29th April 2021, with 19 African First Ladies as Guests of Honor

Merck Foundation will conduct their annual conference, the 8th Edition of “Merck Foundation Africa Asia Luminary” from 27th April to 29th April 2021

The 8th edition of Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com) Africa Asia Luminary will be co-chaired by H.E. ESTHER LUNGU, First Lady of the Republic of Zambia and Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation; The President of the Republic of Zambia, H.E. Mr. EDGAR LUNGU and Chairman of Merck KG executive…

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Merck Foundation and African First Ladies plan to launch media recognition of “Mask Up With Care” to mark “World Health Day“ 2021 for enhancing COVID 19 awareness

Merck Foundation, year to date, in partnership with African First Ladies and Ministers of Health, have provided for more than 1100 doctors from 42 Countries with 1 & 2 year speciality scholarship to improve access to quality and equitable healthcare in Africa, Asia, and Latin America

Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com), the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany, mark ‘World Health Day’ 2021 together with 19 African First Ladies by starting the “Mask Up With Care” Media Recognition Awards for African Media Representatives for advancing Community awareness about coronavirus. The awards are also announced for Media Representatives from Latin…

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    • Merck Foundation together with African First Ladies mark ‘World Health Day’ 2021 by calling for applications for Scholarships for new important Specialities for local doctors across Africa
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Merck Foundation together with African First Ladies mark ‘World Health Day’ 2021 by calling for applications for Scholarships for new important Specialities for local doctors across Africa

Merck Foundation mark ‘World Health Day’ 2021 together with 19 African First Ladies and the Minister of Health by announcing scholarships in various new specialties for young African Doctors

Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com) in partnership with African First Ladies and Ministers of Health, have already provided for more than 1100 doctors from 42 Countries with 1 & 2-year specialty scholarship to improve access to quality and equitable healthcare in Africa, Asia, and Latin America in specialties of  Oncology, Diabetes, Preventative…

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World Rugby launches new global competition and aligned calendar to supercharge the women’s 15s game

World Rugby has launched WXV, a three-tiered annual competition model that will start in 2023

Sixteen-team, three-tier WXV global competition set to begin in 2023; World Rugby to invest £6.4 million in its first two years; unified international 15s calendar to comprise of two playing windows on an annual basis, optimising player welfare and performance; ground-breaking global international 15s calendar set to accelerate development of women’s…

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DHL Global Forwarding Partners with Longhorn Vaccines & Diagnostics to Assure Safety and Efficacy of Lab Testing in Africa and Asia

Life-saving transports will help COVID-19 testing of refugees and displaced persons

DHL (www.DHL.com) has transported nearly 26,000 Covid -19 testing vials for Longhorn, who is donating one million vials to the International Organization for Migration; Vials were transported via three initial flights from Indianapolis to Kenya, Nepal and the Philippines, supporting emerging markets in the process; Life-saving transports will help COVID-19…

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African Development Fund: Japan, African Development Bank Group, sign JPY 73.6 billion loan agreement

The concessional donor loan will support the 15th replenishment of the African Development Fund, approved in December 2019 by ADF donor countries

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the African Development Fund (ADF) – the concessional arm of the African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) – on Tuesday signed a loan agreement of 73.6 billion Japanese yen ($668.1 million) to support the 15th replenishment of the African Development Fund (ADF-15). During a…

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Webb Fontaine announces official launch of far-reaching Nepal National Single Window Trade and Customs project

Recently brought online the platform will interconnect 40 government and private agencies involved in Nepal international trade cycle

Webb Fontaine (www.WebbFontaine.com) and the Nepal Government have officially launched the Nepal National Single Window system (NNSW). The Nepal Department of Customs, who are the lead agency in this project, choose as a launch date Jan 26th which is WCO (World Customs Organisation) International Customs Day to emphasise the synergy…

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Vertiv Names Stephen Liang Chief Technology Officer

New CTO position, reorganization in Asia among changes focused on growth and innovation

Vertiv Holdings Co, (NYSE: VRT) (www.Vertiv.com), a global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions, today announced that Stephen Liang (https://bit.ly/2Li2o6W) has been appointed to the newly created role of chief technology officer (CTO). As CTO, Liang will be focused broadly on innovation across the organization by aligning and…

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Ground Breaking and Unveiling Ceremony for Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention Headquarters (Africa CDC HQ)

The event took place in the presence of representatives from the AU Commission, the Government of China, and the Government of Ethiopia

Today, H.E. Amira Elfadil Mohamed Elfadil, Commissioner for Social Affairs and H.E. Ambassador Yuxi Liu, Head of the Mission of the People’s Republic of China to Ethiopia, on behalf of the African Union Commission and the Government of China attended the ground breaking and unveiling ceremony for the China aided…

Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD)
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Refinitiv & Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) 2020 Report: Global Islamic Finance Assets Expected to Hit $ 3.69 trillion in 2024

Islamic finance assets increased 14 percent to US$ 2.88 trillion in 2019, the highest recorded growth for the industry since the global financial crisis

Malaysia, Indonesia, Bahrain, UAE and Saudi Arabia ranked as the top five developed countries globally in Islamic Finance; Indonesia jumped to second place in IFDI ranking backed by government knowledge initiatives; Islamic finance assets increased 14 percent to US$ 2.88 trillion in 2019, the highest recorded growth for the industry…