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.
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.
Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej
CEO Merck Foundation
Chairperson of Merck Foundation Africa Asia Luminary