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Mrs Akufo-Addo hosts 14 African First Ladies for Merck Confab

Health News
Aunty Becky


Ghana’s First Lady, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo, is expected from today, Monday, 28 October 2019, to welcome 14 African first ladies to Accra for the sixth edition of Merck Africa Asia Luminary Conference.

The two-day conference starts from Tuesday, 29 – Wednesday, 30 October 2019.

The Conference, organised in collaboration with the Merck Foundation, will discuss educational, social and technological development in the management of fertility, oncology, diabetes and cardiology in relation to women’s health.  

During the inauguration session on Tuesday, a high-level ministerial panel will be conducted where the Ministers of Health, Information, Gender, Education and Science will share solutions and activities to help in building healthcare capacity. 

The Merck Foundation will also mark its 2nd anniversary, while the winners of ‘Merck More Than a Mother’ Media Recognition, Fashion and Film Awards of Ghana, will be announced.