Message from CEO of Merck Foundation, Senator Rasha Kelej, on sudden demise of H.E. PIERRE NKURUNZIZA, The President of Burundi.


Prof. Dr. Frank Stangenberg Haverkamp, Chairman of the Executive Board of E. Merck KG and the Chairman of Merck Foundation Board of Trustees and Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation with The President of Burundi, H.E. PIERRE NKURUNZIZA

I am very sad for our great loss of this energy, passion and love to his people. Rest In Peace our African brother and my deepest condolences to my dear sister, H.E Denise Bucumi Nkurunziza, First Lady of Burundi.



It is with great sadness that I learned of the passing of your beloved husband, H.E. PIERRE NKURUNZIZA, The President of Burundi, I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences for your loss. On behalf of Merck Foundation, Prof. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp, the chairman of Merck Executive Board, and myself.

Our hearts and thoughts are with you my sister during these tough times.

May his soul rest in peace.

Dr. Rasha Kelej,
CEO of Merck Foundation


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