Message from Senator Rasha Kelej on the 8th edition of “Merck Foundation Africa Asia Luminary” inaugurated by Zambia President and 13 African First Ladies

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I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude for the attendance and contribution from all of you during our 8th Edition of Merck Foundation Africa Asia Luminary 2021 Online Conference hosted in partnership with the Government of Zambia, inaugurated by the President of Zambia, H.E. Dr. EDGAR CHAGWA LUNGU & Prof. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp, Chairman of both of Executive Board of E.Merck KG and Merck Foundation Board of Trustees, co-chaired by The First Lady of Zambia & Ambassador of Merck Foundation More than a Mother, H.E. ESTHER LUNGU and myself.

 

 

Thank you Message from Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej

Special thank you and recognition to the 13 African First Ladies for gracing this conference and for your wise words.

  • H.E. Mrs. ANA DIAS LOURENÇO, The First Lady of the Republic of Angola
  • H.E. Mrs. NEO JANE MASISI, The First Lady of the Republic of Botswana
  • H.E. Madam SIKA KABORE, The First Lady of Burkina Faso
  • H.E. Madam ANGELINE NDAYISHIMIYE, The First Lady of the Republic of Burundi
  • H.E. Madam BRIGITTE TOUADERA, The First Lady of Central African Republic
  • H.E. Madam DENISE NYAKERU TSHISEKEDI, The First Lady of the Democratic Republic of The Congo
  • H.E. Mrs. REBECCA AKUFO-ADDO, The First Lady of the Republic of Ghana
  • H.E. Madam DJÈNÈ CONDÉ, The First Lady of the Republic of Guinea Conakry
  • H.E. Mrs. CLAR MARIE WEAH, The First Lady of the Republic of Liberia
  • H.E. Mrs. MONICA CHAKWERA, The First Lady of the Republic of Malawi
  • H.E. Mrs. ISAURA FERRÃO NYUSI, The First Lady of the Republic of Mozambique
  • H.E. Mrs. MONICA GEINGOS, The First Lady of the Republic of Namibia,

The Day 1 of the 8th edition of Merck Foundation Africa Asia Luminary was attended by more than 75,000 participants, Healthcare providers, policymakers, academia, researchers, and media from more than 70 Countries in three languages English French and Portuguese.

 

The 8th Edition of the Luminary marked another important milestone: the 4th Anniversary of Merck Foundation.

 

Thank you

Kind regards,

Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej

CEO Merck Foundation

Chairperson of Merck Foundation Africa Asia Luminary

 

 

 

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