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Merck Foundation brings 26 African Ministers together to Empower Women and Youth in STEM through their online Merck Africa Research Summit (MARS) in partnership with African Union

MARS Online VC brought distinguished leaders on a single platform to reaffirm Merck Foundation's commitment towards developing a strong Africa roadmap towards gender equality

Merck Foundation Africa Research Summit -MARS was conducted online during the 8th edition of Merck Foundation Africa Asia Luminary 2021; The MARS Summit High-Level Ministerial Panel Discussion with 26 Ministers of Health, Science and Technology, Education, Information And Gender and MARS Researchers. Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com), the philanthropic arm of Merck…

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UN High Commissioner for Refugees urges more support for Burundians returning home

Since 2017, at least 145,000 Burundian refugees have been helped to return home, with more than 25,000 coming from Rwanda in recent months

Ending a two-day visit to Burundi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi praised progress made towards helping refugees find long-term solutions in the heart of Africa’s Great Lakes Region.  Grandi noted that in a region marked by violent and complex conflicts resulting in forced displacement, he was encouraged to…

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    • The President of the Republic of Zambia, H.E. Dr. EDGAR CHAGWA LUNGU and Prof. Dr. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp Chairman of both of Executive Board of E.Merck KG and Merck Foundation Board of Trustees during the 8th edition of Merck Africa Asia Luminary 2021
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Zambia President and Prof. Dr. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp inaugurate the 8th edition of Merck Foundation Conference 2021

More than 75,000 participants, healthcare providers, policymakers, and academia from 70 countries attended the Luminary

Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com) annual conference was inaugurated by the President of the Republic of Zambia, H.E. Dr. EDGAR CHAGWA LUNGU and Prof. Dr. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp Chairman of both of Executive Board of E.Merck KG and Merck Foundation Board of Trustees; The 8th Edition of “Merck Foundation Africa Asia Luminary” was…

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Zambia President, H.E. Dr. EDGAR CHAGWA LUNGU inaugurates the 8th edition of “Merck Foundation Africa Asia Luminary” with 13 African First Ladies

More than 75,000 participants, healthcare providers, policymakers, and academia from 70 countries attended the Luminary

Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com) annual conference was inaugurated by the President of the Republic of Zambia, H.E. Dr. EDGAR CHAGWA LUNGU and Prof. Dr. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp Chairman of both of Executive Board of E.Merck KG and Merck Foundation Board of Trustees; the 8th Edition of “Merck Foundation Africa Asia Luminary” was…

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Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 24 April 2021, 6 pm EAT

African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (4,489,600), deaths (119,667) and recoveries (4,029,903) by region: Central (153,134 cases; 2,430 deaths; 136,967 recoveries): Burundi (3,759; 6; 3,200), Cameroon (65,998; 991; 60,031), CAR (6,224; 85; 5,246), Chad (4,747; 169; 4,382), Congo (10,678; 144; 9,631), DRC (29,498; 756; 26,156), Equatorial Guinea (7,505;…

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19 African First Ladies to participate in the Merck Foundation Annual Online Conference on 27th April 2021

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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Rugby Africa Cup Repechage: Confirmed Dates and Location

The tournament will be hosted by the Burkina Faso Rugby Union in the capital Ouagadougou, from the 5th to the 13th of June

We would like to inform the public of the official confirmation of location and date for the Rugby Africa Cup Repechage (www.RugbyAfrique.com). The tournament will be hosted by the Burkina Faso Rugby Union in the capital Ouagadougou, from the 5th to the 13th of June. Talking on the sidelines of…

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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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    • Natural risks cartography project in ECCAS member states : the final validation workshop took place on 29 and 30 March 2021
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Natural risks cartography project in ECCAS member states : the final validation workshop took place on 29 and 30 March 2021

Experts from IGN FI and BRLi then presented the methodologies used in their respective areas of expertise to assess hazards, vulnerabilities and risks

In October 2019, the IGN FI (www.IGNFI.com) - BRLi consortium was awarded the regional contract to assess hazards, vulnerabilities and risks in the Member States of the Commission of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS). This is the international organisation for the economic, social and cultural development of the…

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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…