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Merck Foundation marks “World Diabetes Day 2019” in partnership with African First Ladies and Ministries of Health to increase the Diabetes experts nationwide

Merck Foundation to provide One and two Year on-line Post-graduate Diabetes Diploma and Masters from South Wales University for more than 180 doctors from 34 countries in Africa and Asia

Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com), the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany marked ‘World Diabetes Day 2019’ by building diabetes care capacity in Africa and Asia. Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation explained, “We strongly believe that starting the “Merck Nationwide Diabetes Blue Points Project” is the right strategy to ensure…

Source: British High Commission Accra |

Remembrance Day luncheon remembers service and sacrifice of Veterans in Ghana

Remembrance Day 2019 luncheon in Ghana remembers the service and sacrifice of British and Commonwealth Armed Forces and veterans in Ghana

At the going down of the sun and in the morning. We will remember them. Remembrance holds a central place in the Commonwealth’s annual calendar of events. Around the World, on Monday 11 November 2019 we remembered the fallen together. Following the 74th Ghanaian National Parade of Remembrance at the…

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    • (L-R) H.E. SAMIRA BAWUMIA, The Second Lady of Ghana; H.E. DENISE NKURUNZIZA, The First Lady of Burundi; H.E. BRIGITTE TOUADERA, The First Lady of Central Africa Republic; H.E. HINDA DEBY ITNO, The First Lady of Chad; H.E. CLAR WEAH, The First Lady of Liberia; H.E. GERTRUDE MUTHARIKA, The First Lady of Malawi; Prof. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp, Chairman of the Executive Board and Family Board of E-Merck KG; H.E. NANA ADDO DANKWA AKUFO-ADDO, The President of Ghana; H.E. MADAM REBECCA AKUFO-ADDO, The First Lady of Ghana; DR. RASHA KELEJ, CEO, Merck Foundation; H.E. FATIMA MAADA BIO, The First Lady of Sierra Leone; H.E. AISHA BUHARI, The First Lady of Nigeria; H.E. AUXILLIA MNANGAGWA, The First Lady of Zimbabwe; H.E. ESTHER LUNGU, The First Lady of Zambia during the 6th Edition of Merck Africa Asia Luminary
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    • The 6th Edition of Merck Africa Asia Luminary 2019 in Accra, Ghana
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President of Ghana, H.E. NANA ADDO DANKWA AKUFO-ADDO inaugurates Merck Foundation “Merck Africa Asia Luminary” to build Healthcare capacity in Africa and Asia

More than 1000 healthcare providers, policy makers and academia from 50 countries benefited from the Luminary

Prof. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp, Chairman of the Executive Board and Family Board of E-Merck KG inaugurated Merck Africa Asia Luminary in Ghana; The 6th Edition of “Merck Africa Asia Luminary” co-chaired by H.E. MADAM REBECCA AKUFO-ADDO, The First Lady of Ghana and Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation (http://www.Merck-Foundation.com); African…

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Rotary Malaria Partners Combat Malaria in The Gambia

The team will launch a sensitization program that aims to raise malaria awareness in rural communities

On Friday, October 18, DCM Shelly Seaver and Economic Specialist Sam Sarre met with the Rotarian Malaria Partners. The group consists of Rotarians and leaders of non-governmental organizations who are committed to forwarding a broad international campaign for the global elimination of malaria. The group’s countries of focus include Zambia,…

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U.S. Congressional Delegation meets President Barrow, National Assembly Members

While in The Gambia, the delegation received briefings from the Embassy Banjul Country Team and Peace Corps volunteers and met the Marine Security Guard Detachment

A House Democracy Partnership Congressional Delegation visited The Gambia on October 13 and 14.  The U.S. legislators were led by the HDP Chairman, Representative David Price of North Carolina and the delegation included Representative Markwayne Mullin of Oklahoma, Representative Barbara Lee of California, Representative Diana DeGette of Colorado, and Representative…

Source: Embassy of the United States - Accra - Ghana |

Deputy Secretary Censky leads Trade Mission to West Africa

The mission will be based in Accra, Ghana, and will also include buyer delegations from Côte d’Ivoire, The Gambia, Nigeria, and Senegal

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Stephen Censky will lead a trade mission to West Africa, October 28-31, to help United States exporters unlock new opportunities in a region where strong economic growth is driving demand for imported food and farm products. The mission will be based in Accra, Ghana, and…

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Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) announces keynote speakers for 2019 Conference

UNECA, World Bank, USAID, CTA, Shell, Nedbank, APO Group to headline AWIEF’s 5th flagship event

The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) (www.AWIEForum.org) has announced the keynote speakers for its prestigious annual conference taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), 29-30 October 2019 for the advancement of women in Africa as innovators and entrepreneurs. AWIEF, which this year celebrates the 5th…

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The Ceremony of Handing Over of Agricultural Equipment within the Framework of the Japanese Programme « Support to Underpriviledged Gambian Farmers » to the Gambia

The last few years, the cropping season was not important due to the lack of rains, and the food security was threatened

On October 16, 2019, the ceremony of handing over of agricultural equipment within the framework of the Japanese Programme for « Support to underpriviledged farmers » took place in Banjul. The last few years, the cropping season was not important due to the lack of rains, and the food security…

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Increased production sees Ghana raise its hydrocarbon profile

Ghana’s oil and gas industry continues to attract key global industry players on the back of sustained investor interest

When you think of the top oil and gas nations in Africa, Ghana is not one that traditionally comes to mind, but it is one of the rising stars. In the past, Ghana has been one of the smaller oil and gas producers on the continent but that production is…