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Merck Africa Asia Luminary in Germany, Kenya, Cote d’Ivoire and Cairo in the past four years, Merck Foundation, plans to conduct the 5th edition of their Annual Conference  “Merck Africa Asia Luminary” on the 30th and 31st of October 2018, under the patronage of The President of The Republic of Senegal, H.E. MACKY SALL and The First Lady of Senegal, H.E. MARIEME FAYE SALL, and in partnership with the Ministry of Health of Senegal.

During the Conference Merck Foundation will also celebrate two important occasions; the 350th Anniversary of Merck, the World’s Oldest Pharmaceutical and Chemical Company established in 1668. And the 1st Anniversary of Merck Foundation, the Philanthropic arm of Merck.  
More than 500 Healthcare Providers from more than 53 Countries will attend the luminary in Senegal to benefit from medical sessions on Diabetes, Hypertension, Cancer and Fertility care with the aim to improve access to quality and equitable healthcare solutions.  

International and African Healthcare Experts will participate in the Ministerial Panels to exchange information and share their experiences.

Dr. Rasha Kelej CEO of Merck Foundation takes you in a tour around the state of art conference center CICAD, in Dakar
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The Merck Foundation, established in 2017, is the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany, aims to improve the health and wellbeing of people and advance their lives through science and technology. Our efforts are primarily focused on improving access to quality & equitable healthcare solutions in underserved communities, building healthcare and scientific research capacity and empowering people in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) with a special focus on women and youth. All Merck Foundation press releases are distributed by e-mail at the same time they become available on the Merck Foundation Website.  Please visit to read more. To know more, reach out to our social media: Merck Foundation; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Flicker.

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Merck is a leading science and technology company in healthcare, life science and performance materials. Almost 52,000 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.

Founded in 1668, Merck is the world's oldest pharmaceutical and chemical company. The founding family remains the majority owner of the publicly listed corporate group. Merck holds the global rights to the Merck name and brand. The only exceptions are the United States and Canada, where the company operates as EMD Serono, MilliporeSigma.