First lady of the Republic of Ghana, H.E. Mrs. Rebecca Naa Okaikor Akufo-Addo in collaboration with Merck Foundation will open the Merck Africa Asia Luminary Conference 2019 on Tuesday, 29th October, 2019 at the Kempinski Hotel in Accra. at 8.30 am.
The event, the 6th edition in its series will bring together policy makers, technical experts and stakeholders to discuss educational, social and technological developments in the management of fertility, oncology, women’s health, diabetes and cardiology.
The programme which will be co-chaired by Mrs. Akufo-Addo and CEO of Merck Foundation Dr. Rasha Kelej, will be officially opened by the President of the Republic of Ghana, H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo,
According to Press Aide at the Office of the First Lady, Mr. Richard Darko, the event which is in consonance with the mission of The Rebecca Foundation to identify and implement initiatives that support government efforts to improve the lives of Ghanaians, especially women and children, will afford stakeholders the conducive platform to work on strong strategies to build healthcare capacity and provide the necessary training to establish a strong platform of experts in Diabetes, Hypertension, Cancer and Fertility care and define interventions to break infertility stigma.
In attendance will be First Ladies of several African countries including Liberia, Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Burundi, Sierra Leone, Central African Republic,Chad and Nigeria, as well Ministers of Health, Gender, Information and Education and over a 1000 healthcare providers and policy makers to lend technical and political support to the formulation and implementation of policies and decisions at the programme.