First Lady, H.E. Fatima Maada Bio, arrives in Senegal for the 5th Edition of ‘Merck Africa Asia Luminary’, conducted under the patronage of The President of Senegal, H.E. Macky Sall and First Lady H. E. Marieme Faye Sall,  in partnership with the Ministry of Health.


14 African First Ladies, 20 Ministers of Health and More than 500 African healthcare providers from Africa and Asia will benefit from several educational and social development sessions from the 29th – 31st of Oct.


Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation met H.E Fatima Maada Bio, to discuss Merck Foundation’s strong and long-term commitment to build healthcare capacity. Merck Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany.

Our First Lady will give a keynote speech at inauguration session on Tuesday 30th Oct.







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