Merck Foundation CEO Champions “Fashion With Purpose” to Break Infertility Stigma

By News Desk

Merck Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany conducted an award ceremony to felicitate and celebrate the winners of ‘Merck Foundation More Than a Mother’ FASHION AWARDS 2020. The awards were announced in partnership with the African First Ladies, also the Ambassadors of Merck Foundation More Than a Mother.

Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation and President of Merck Foundation More Than a Mother expressed, “I am very happy and proud to meet our winners of the Merck Foundation More Than a Mother Fashion Awards 2020 and welcome them to our newly established ‘Fashion with Purpose’ community. I am impressed with their designs that deliver strong and influential messages to empower infertile women and say ‘No to Infertility Stigma’, via sensitizing our communities.”

During the Award Ceremony, Merck Foundation CEO advised the winners, the young African Designers on how their respective designs can be created and executed to open a dialogue and create the culture shift desired.

The Videoconference was also attended by past winners of Merck Foundation More Than a Mother Fashion Awards. It was also attended by Fashion designers & students and media representatives across Africa. 

“My vision is to develop a community of young African Fashion Designers in order to catalyze a movement, that reaches and extends far beyond just fashion, and creates a culture shift and be the voice of the voiceless in their communities.

Fashion industry has already got enough flakes for being superficial. Let’s change this perception and create a meaningful fashion trend aiming to educate our communities. I love fashion and I strongly believe that designers can make designs for Men and Women that they would be proud to wear to show their contribution toward their communities, villages, and cities across Africa,” added Senator Dr. Rasha Kelej.

As a part of the awards, Merck Foundation has provided the winners with a one-year access to an online educational training program called “MasterClass” which is an immersive online experience and self-paced learning course that can be accessed anywhere with the Internet and offers online courses in many areas such as: art of designing, fashion, photography, lifestyle, discovering your inner voice and many other areas of Media, Film making and storytelling etc. 

“I am very excited to be a part of the ‘Fashion with a Purpose’ community in Africa, led by Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej. She is a true fashion icon, who has a unique style. It was an absolute honour to meet her and be mentored by her. Thanks to Merck Foundation for involving us in such important campaign,” emphasized Joel Musasa, Merck Foundation More Than a Mother Fashion Awards 2020 winner from Namibia.

Merck Foundation CEO Champions “Fashion With Purpose” Community Who Are Their Fashion Award Winners to Break Infertility Stigma

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India & Windhoek, Namibia– Business Wire India

• 21 Winners of Merck Foundation More Than a Mother Fashion Awards 2020 from Ghana, Namibia and Zambia were celebrated during the ceremony.

• 2 New fashion awards 2021 were announced by Merck Foundation in partnership with African First Ladies.

Merck Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany conducted an award ceremony to felicitate and celebrate the winners of ‘Merck Foundation More Than a Mother’ FASHION AWARDS 2020. The awards were announced in partnership with the African First Ladies, also the Ambassadors of Merck Foundation More Than a Mother.

Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation and President of Merck Foundation More Than a Mother expressed, “I am very happy and proud to meet our winners of the Merck Foundation More Than a Mother Fashion Awards 2020 and welcome them to our newly established ‘Fashion with Purpose’ community. I am impressed with their designs that deliver strong and influential messages to empower infertile women and say ‘No to Infertility Stigma’, via sensitizing our communities.”

During the Award Ceremony, Merck Foundation CEO advised the winners, the young African Designers on how their respective designs can be created and executed to open a dialogue and create the culture shift desired.

The Videoconference was also attended by past winners of Merck Foundation More Than a Mother Fashion Awards. It was also attended by Fashion designers & students and media representatives across Africa.

“My vision is to develop a community of young African Fashion Designers in order to catalyze a movement, that reaches and extends far beyond just fashion, and creates a culture shift and be the voice of the voiceless in their communities.

Fashion industry has already got enough flakes for being superficial. Let’s change this perception and create a meaningful fashion trend aiming to educate our communities. I love fashion and I strongly believe that designers can make designs for Men and Women that they would be proud to wear to show their contribution toward their communities, villages, and cities across Africa,” added Senator Dr. Rasha Kelej.

As a part of the awards, Merck Foundation has provided the winners with a one-year access to an online educational training program called “MasterClass” which is an immersive online experience and self-paced learning course that can be accessed anywhere with the Internet and offers online courses in many areas such as: art of designing, fashion, photography, lifestyle, discovering your inner voice and many other areas of Media, Film making and storytelling etc.

“I am very excited to be a part of the ‘Fashion with a Purpose’ community in Africa, led by Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej. She is a true fashion icon, who has a unique style. It was an absolute honour to meet her and be mentored by her. Thanks to Merck Foundation for involving us in such important campaign,” emphasized Joel Musasa, Merck Foundation More Than a Mother Fashion Awards 2020 winner from Namibia.

During the Award Ceremony, Senator Dr. Rasha Kelej also announced Call for Applications for their annual competitions for the best design that carries messages to address sensitive social and health issues. The two awards launched for the year 2021, for African Fashion Designer community are:

1. Merck Foundation Fashion Awards “More Than a Mother” 2021: All African Fashion Students and Designers are invited to create and share designs to deliver strong and influential messages to raise awareness about Infertility Prevention, Breaking Infertility stigma, and/or Empowering Girls and Women through Education.

Submission deadline: 30th October 2021. Click here to view more details.

2. Merck Foundation “Make Your Own Mask” Fashion Awards 2021: All African Fashion Designers and Students are invited to create and share designs of masks and other clothing items that carry messages to encourage people to wear masks to show they care and at the same time make it creative and fun!

Submission deadline: 30th October 2021. Click here to view more details.

List of Award Winners of Merck Foundation More Than A Mother FASHION Awards 2020:

Winners from Ghana in partnership with H.E. REBECCA AKUFO-ADDO, The First Lady of Ghana and Ambassador of Merck Foundation More Than a Mother.

GHANA

1. Leticia Ashie Owusu

2. Gifty Amonu Essel

3. Kizito Ronald Jr

4. Placid Leke

5. Anuja Bharti

6. Paul Akrofie

7. Desmond Nhyira Amankonah

Winners from Namibia in partnership with H.E. MONICA GEINGOS, The First Lady of Namibia and Ambassador of Merck Foundation More Than a Mother.

NAMIBIA

1. Linrico Humphries

2. Stephany-Lee Schmidt (Libi)

3. Aina Shigwedha

4. Hope Gowera

5. Joel Musasa

6. Eugenia Benard

7. Paulton Luciano Witbooi

Winners from Zambia in partnership with H.E. ESTHER LUNGU, The First Former Lady of Zambia and Ambassador of Merck Foundation More Than a Mother.

ZAMBIA

1. Nelly Banda

2. Ruth Chimbala

3. Cecilia Njobvu

4. Linda Ngwira

5. Naomi Soko

6. Gibstar Makangila

7. Kasonde Makangila

About ‘Merck Foundation More Than a Mother’ campaign

“Merck Foundation More Than a Mother” is a strong movement that aims to empower infertile women through access to information, education and change of mind-sets. This powerful campaign supports governments in defining policies to enhance access to regulated, safe, effective and equitable fertility care solutions. It defines interventions to break the stigma around infertile women and raises awareness about infertility prevention, management and male infertility. In partnership with African First Ladies, Ministries of Health, Information, Education & Gender, academia, policymakers, International fertility societies, media and art, the initiative also provides training for fertility specialists and embryologists to build and advance fertility care capacity in Africa and developing countries.

With “Merck Foundation More Than a Mother”, we have initiated a cultural shift to de-stigmatize infertility at all levels: By improving awareness, training local experts in the fields of fertility care and media, building advocacy in cooperation with African First Ladies and women leaders and by supporting childless women in starting their own small businesses. It’s all about giving every woman the respect and the help she deserves to live a fulfilling life, with or without a child.

The Ambassadors of “Merck Foundation More Than a Mother” are:

H.E. NEO JANE MASISI,

The First Lady of Botswana

H.E. DENISE NYAKERU TSHISEKEDI, THE First Lady of Democratic Republic of Congo

H.E. ISAURA FERRÃO NYUSI, The First Lady of Mozambique

H.E. SIKA KABORE, The First Lady of Burkina Faso

H.E. FATOUMATTA BAH-BARROW, The First Lady of The Gambia

H.E. MONICA GEINGOS, The First Lady of Namibia

H.E. ANGELINE NDAYISHIMIYE,

The First Lady of Burundi

H.E. REBECCA AKUFO-ADDO, The First Lady of Ghana

H.E. AISHA BUHARI, The First Lady of Nigeria

H.E. BRIGITTE TOUADERA, The First Lady of Central African Republic

H.E. CLAR WEAH, The First Lady of Liberia

H.E FATIMA MAADA BIO, The First Lady of Sierra Leone

H.E. ANTOINETTE SASSOU-NGUESSO, The First Lady of Congo Brazzaville

H.E. MONICA CHAKWERA, The First Lady of Malawi

H.E. AUXILLIA MNANGAGWA, The First Lady of Zimbabwe

The Former First Lady of Burundi, H.E DENISE NKURUNZIZA, The Former First Lady of Chad, H.E. HINDA DÉBY ITNO, The Former First Lady of Malawi, H.E. PROFESSOR GERTRUDE MUTHARIKA, The Former First Lady of Niger, H.E AÏSSATA ISSOUFOU MAHAMADOU and The Former First Lady of Zambia, H.E. ESTHER LUNGU, The Former First Lady of Guinea Conakry, H.E. CONDÉ DJENE have worked successfully with Merck Foundation as Merck Foundation More Than a Mother Ambassadors to break the stigma of infertility and empower infertile women in their countries.

Merck Foundation launched new innovative initiatives to sensitize local communities about infertility prevention, male infertility with the aim to break the stigma of infertility and empowering infertile women as part of Merck Foundation More than a Mother COMMUNITY AWARENESS CAMPAIGN, such as;

• ‘Merck Foundation More than a Mother’ Africa Media Recognition Awards and Health Media Training

• ‘Merck Foundation More than a Mother’ Fashion Awards

• ‘Merck Foundation More than a Mother’ Film Awards

• ‘Merck Foundation More than a Mother’ Song Awards

• Local songs with local artists to address the cultural perception of infertility and how to change it

• Children storybook, localized for each country

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بحضور رئيس زامبيا.. النائبة رشا قلج تعلن توصيات لمؤتمر مؤسسة ميرك السنوي الثامن

ساجد النوري

أعلنت الدكتورة رشا قلج، عضو مجلس الشيوخ المصري، ورئيس مؤسسة ميرك الدولية الخيرية توصيات أعمال مؤتمر القمع الثامن لمؤسسة ميرك الخيرية التي عُقدت خلال الأيام الماضية بالشراكة مع حكومة جمهورية زامبيا، حيث تم عقد المؤتمر على منصة افتراضية، وافتتحه “إدغار شاغوا لونغو”، رئيس زامبيا مع البروفيسور الدكتور “فرانك ستانجينبيرج هافركامب”، رئيس ومالك شركة ميرك الألمانية، والذي ترأسته كل من والسيدة استر لونغو، السيدة الأولى لزامبيا والدكتورة رشا كيليج، الرئيس التنفيذي لمؤسسة ميرك

وقالت الدكتورة رشا قلج، عضو مجلس الشيوخ، اليوم: نحن فخورون بالترحيب بضيوفنا الكرام والمتحدثين الرئيسيين السيدات الأوائل من 17 دولة أفريقية من أنغولا، وبوتسوانا، وبوركينا فاسو، وبوروندي، وجمهورية أفريقيا الوسطى، وجمهورية الكونغو الديمقراطية، وغانا، وغينيا كوناكري، وليبيريا، وملاوي، وموزمبيق، وناميبيا، والوزراء الأفارقة من مختلف القطاعات من أكثر من 25 دولة، وتم مناقشة استراتيجيتنا لتنمية الرعاية الصحية وتدريب المئاتت من الخبراء الطبيين المدربين المتخصصين ليكونوا الأوائل في بلدانهم والمبادرات لكسر وصمة العقم ودعم تعليم الفتيات

وأضافت “قلج”: نؤمن دائمًا بأهمية بناء تدريب الاطباء والكوادر الطبيه وتنمية الرعاية الصحية من خلال توفير التدريب لمقدمي الرعاية الصحية في العديد من التخصصات الطبية، أيضًا كاستجابة لوباء COVID 19، اعتمدنا إستراتيجية التعليم الطبي عبر الإنترنت حتى نتمكن من مواصلة جهودنا لبناء قدرات الرعاية الصحية؛ وأنا فخور جدًا بأننا قدمنا ​​حتى الآن لأكثر من 1100 طبيب من 42 دولة في جميع أنحاء أفريقيا وآسيا وأمريكا اللاتينية، تدريب تخصصي لمدة عام أو عامين أو ثلاثة أعوام في مجالات متعددة مثل الأورام والسكري وطب القلب والأوعية الدموية الوقائي، طب الغدد الصماء، الطب الجنسي والإنجابي، الرعايه المركزه، الطب التنفسي، طب الإنجاب والخصوبة، ليكونوا الأوائل في بلدانهم، علاوة على ذلك قمنا الآن بتقديم المزيد من المنح الدراسية للأطباء الشباب في العديد من التخصصات الجديدة المهمه لمعظم الدول في انحاء أفريقيا وآسيا

فيما قال رئيس زامبيا “إدغار شاغوا لونغو” خلال كلمته الافتتاحية : أنا سعيد للغاية لاستضافة هذا المؤتمر الهام مع مؤسسة ميرك ، شريكنا الاستراتيجي.  إنه لشرف عظيم أن أفتتح المؤتمر جنباً إلى جنب مع السيدات الأوائل في إفريقيا.  أنا على يقين من أن هذا المؤتمر سيساعدنا على استكشاف المزيد من فرص الشراكة وتقديم فرص  جديدة للتعاون في مجال  التنميه  الصحية والتوعيه المجتمعيه لكسر وصمة العقم بالاضافه الي دعم  تعليم الفتيات

http://www.sada-elarab.com/579564

رشا قلج تعلن توصيات لمؤتمر مؤسسة ميرك السنوى الثامن ‎بحضور رئيس زامبيا

 طاهر القصبي

أعلنت الدكتورة رشا قلج، عضو مجلس الشيوخ المصري، ورئيس مؤسسة ميرك الدولية الخيرية توصيات أعمال مؤتمر القمع الثامن لمؤسسة ميرك الخيرية التي عُقدت خلال الأيام الماضية بالشراكة مع حكومة جمهورية زامبيا، حيث تم عقد المؤتمر على منصة افتراضية، وافتتحه “إدغار شاغوا لونغو”، رئيس زامبيا مع البروفيسور الدكتور “فرانك ستانجينبيرج هافركامب”، رئيس ومالك شركة ميرك الألمانية، والذي ترأسته كل من والسيدة استر لونغو، السيدة الأولى لزامبيا والدكتورة رشا كيليج، الرئيس التنفيذي لمؤسسة ميرك

وقالت الدكتورة رشا قلج، عضو مجلس الشيوخ، اليوم: نحن فخورون بالترحيب بضيوفنا الكرام والمتحدثين الرئيسيين السيدات الأوائل من 17 دولة أفريقية من أنغولا، وبوتسوانا، وبوركينا فاسو، وبوروندي، وجمهورية أفريقيا الوسطى، وجمهورية الكونغو الديمقراطية، وغانا، وغينيا كوناكري، وليبيريا، وملاوي، وموزمبيق، وناميبيا، والوزراء الأفارقة من مختلف القطاعات من أكثر من 25 دولة، وتم مناقشة استراتيجيتنا لتنمية الرعاية الصحية وتدريب المئاتت من الخبراء الطبيين المدربين المتخصصين ليكونوا الأوائل في بلدانهم والمبادرات لكسر وصمة العقم ودعم تعليم الفتيات

وأضافت “قلج”: نؤمن دائمًا بأهمية بناء تدريب الاطباء والكوادر الطبيه وتنمية الرعاية الصحية من خلال توفير التدريب لمقدمي الرعاية الصحية في العديد من التخصصات الطبية، أيضًا كاستجابة لوباء COVID 19، اعتمدنا إستراتيجية التعليم الطبي عبر الإنترنت حتى نتمكن من مواصلة جهودنا لبناء قدرات الرعاية الصحية؛ وأنا فخور جدًا بأننا قدمنا ​​حتى الآن لأكثر من 1100 طبيب من 42 دولة في جميع أنحاء أفريقيا وآسيا وأمريكا اللاتينية، تدريب تخصصي لمدة عام أو عامين أو ثلاثة أعوام في مجالات متعددة مثل الأورام والسكري وطب القلب والأوعية الدموية الوقائي، طب الغدد الصماء، الطب الجنسي والإنجابي، الرعايه المركزه، الطب التنفسي، طب الإنجاب والخصوبة، ليكونوا الأوائل في بلدانهم، علاوة على ذلك قمنا الآن بتقديم المزيد من المنح الدراسية للأطباء الشباب في العديد من التخصصات الجديدة المهمه لمعظم الدول في انحاء أفريقيا وآسيا

https://www.masrtimes.com/85312

رشا قلج تعلن توصيات المؤتمر الثامن لمؤسسة «ميرك» الخيرية

عبدالرحمن البشاري

‎أعلنت الدكتورة رشا قلج، عضو مجلس الشيوخ المصري، ورئيس مؤسسة ميرك الدولية الخيرية توصيات أعمال مؤتمر القمع الثامن لمؤسسة ميرك الخيرية التي عُقدت خلال الأيام الماضية بالشراكة مع حكومة جمهورية زامبيا، حيث تم عقد المؤتمر على منصة افتراضية، وافتتحه “إدغار شاغوا لونغو”، رئيس زامبيا مع البروفيسور الدكتور “فرانك ستانجينبيرج هافركامب”، رئيس ومالك شركة ميرك الألمانية، والذي ترأسته كل من والسيدة استر لونغو، السيدة الأولى لزامبيا والدكتورة رشا كيليج، الرئيس التنفيذي لمؤسسة ميرك

وقالت الدكتورة رشا قلج، عضو مجلس الشيوخ، اليوم: نحن فخورون بالترحيب بضيوفنا الكرام والمتحدثين الرئيسيين السيدات الأوائل من 17 دولة أفريقية من أنغولا، وبوتسوانا، وبوركينا فاسو، وبوروندي، وجمهورية أفريقيا الوسطى، وجمهورية الكونغو الديمقراطية، وغانا، وغينيا كوناكري، وليبيريا، وملاوي، وموزمبيق، وناميبيا، والوزراء الأفارقة من مختلف القطاعات من أكثر من 25 دولة، وتم مناقشة استراتيجيتنا لتنمية الرعاية الصحية وتدريب المئاتت من الخبراء الطبيين المدربين المتخصصين ليكونوا الأوائل في بلدانهم والمبادرات لكسر وصمة العقم ودعم تعليم الفتيات

وأضافت “قلج”: نؤمن دائمًا بأهمية بناء تدريب الاطباء والكوادر الطبيه وتنمية الرعاية الصحية من خلال توفير التدريب لمقدمي الرعاية الصحية في العديد من التخصصات الطبية، أيضًا كاستجابة لوباء COVID 19، اعتمدنا إستراتيجية التعليم الطبي عبر الإنترنت حتى نتمكن من مواصلة جهودنا لبناء قدرات الرعاية الصحية؛ وأنا فخور جدًا بأننا قدمنا ​​حتى الآن لأكثر من 1100 طبيب من 42 دولة في جميع أنحاء أفريقيا وآسيا وأمريكا اللاتينية، تدريب تخصصي لمدة عام أو عامين أو ثلاثة أعوام في مجالات متعددة مثل الأورام والسكري وطب القلب والأوعية الدموية الوقائي، طب الغدد الصماء، الطب الجنسي والإنجابي، الرعايه المركزه، الطب التنفسي، طب الإنجاب والخصوبة، ليكونوا الأوائل في بلدانهم، علاوة على ذلك قمنا الآن بتقديم المزيد من المنح الدراسية للأطباء الشباب في العديد من التخصصات الجديدة المهمه لمعظم الدول في انحاء أفريقيا وآسيا

https://www.albawabhnews.com/4340319

رشا قلج تعلن توصيات المؤتمر الثامن لمؤسسة «ميرك» الخيرية

 إسلام نصير

‎ ‎أعلنت الدكتورة رشا قلج عضو مجلس الشيوخ المصري، ورئيس مؤسسة ميرك الدولية الخيرية توصيات أعمال مؤتمر القمع الثامن لمؤسسة ميرك الخيرية التي عُقدت خلال الأيام الماضية بالشراكة مع حكومة جمهورية زامبيا، حيث تم عقد المؤتمر على منصة افتراضية، وافتتحه “إدغار شاغوا لونغو”، رئيس زامبيا مع البروفيسور الدكتور “فرانك ستانجينبيرج هافركامب”، رئيس ومالك شركة ميرك الألمانية والذي ترأسته كل من والسيدة استر لونغو، السيدة الأولى لزامبيا و الدكتورة رشا كيليج، الرئيس التنفيذي لمؤسسة ميرك

وقالت الدكتورة رشا قلج ، عضو مجلس الشيوخ نحن فخورون بالترحيب بضيوفنا الكرام والمتحدثين الرئيسيين السيدات الأوائل من 17 دولة أفريقية من أنغولا، وبوتسوانا، وبوركينا فاسو، وبوروندي، وجمهورية إفريقيا الوسطى، وجمهورية الكونغو الديمقراطية، وغانا، وغينيا كوناكري، وليبيريا، وملاوي، وموزمبيق، وناميبيا، والوزراء الأفارقة من مختلف القطاعات من أكثر من 25 دولة، وتم مناقشة استراتيجيتنا لتنمية الرعاية الصحية وتدريب المئاتت من الخبراء الطبيين المدربين المتخصصين ليكونوا الأوائل في بلدانهم والمبادرات لكسر وصمة العقم ودعم تعليم الفتيات.

 ‎وأضافت “قلج”: نؤمن دائمًا بأهمية بناء تدريب الاطباء و الكوادر الطبيه و تنميه الرعاية الصحية من خلال توفير التدريب لمقدمي الرعاية الصحية في العديد من التخصصات الطبية، أيضًا كاستجابة لوباء COVID 19 ، اعتمدنا استراتيجية التعليم الطبي عبر الإنترنت حتى نتمكن من مواصلة جهودنا لبناء قدرات الرعاية الصحية؛ و أنا فخور جدًا بأننا قدمنا ​​حتى الآن لأكثر من 1100 طبيب من 42 دولة في جميع أنحاء إفريقيا وآسيا وأمريكا اللاتينية، تدريب تخصصي لمدة عام أو عامين أو ثلاثة أعوام في مجالات متعددة مثل الأورام والسكري وطب القلب والأوعية الدموية الوقائي،  طب الغدد الصماء، الطب الجنسي والإنجابي ، الرعايه المركزه، الطب التنفسي، طب الإنجاب والخصوبة ، ليكونوا الأوائل في بلدانهم، علاوة على ذلك  قمنا الآن بتقديم المزيد من المنح الدراسية للأطباء الشباب في العديد من التخصصات الجديدة المهمه لمعظم الدول في انحاء إفريقيا وآسيا

 ‎فيما قال رئيس زامبيا “إدغار شاغوا لونغو” خلال كلمته الافتتاحية : أنا سعيد للغاية لاستضافة هذا المؤتمر الهام مع مؤسسة ميرك ، شريكنا الاستراتيجي.  إنه لشرف عظيم أن أفتتح المؤتمر جنباً إلى جنب مع السيدات الأوائل في إفريقيا.  أنا على يقين من أن هذا المؤتمر سيساعدنا على استكشاف المزيد من فرص الشراكة وتقديم فرص جديدة للتعاون في مجال التنميه الصحية والتوعيه المجتمعيه لكسر وصمة العقم بالاضافه الي دعم تعليم الفتيات

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Nigeria: African First Ladies Commit to Equitable Healthcare, Capacity Building in Region

By Ojoma Akor

First ladies in the African region have pledged to ensure access to quality and equitable healthcare in their various countries and the region.

Thirteen first ladies made the commitment during the ongoing 8th edition of the Merck Foundation Africa Asia Luminary virtual conference held in partnership with the Government of Zambia.

Over 2000 participants from over 70 countries, and drawn from the health sector, academia, policy makers and the media are participating in the meeting.

While enumerating the milestones of Merck Foundation in addressing healthcare challenges in their various countries, the first ladies also promised to continue to partner with the foundation to build the capacity of health personnel and address stigma around infertility in the region .

Those taking part in the programme are the First Ladies of Ghana, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, Liberia, Clar Marie Weah, Zambia, Esther Lungu, Angola, Ana Dias Lourenço, Botswana, Neo Jane Masisi, and Burkina Faso Sika Kabore.

Others are First ladies of Guinea , Djènè Condé, Burundi, Angeline Ndayishimiye, Central African Republic, Brigitte Touadera, Democratic Republic of Congo , Denise Nyakeru Tshisekedi, Malawi, Monica Chakwera, Mozambique, Isaura Ferrão Nyusi and Namibia , Monica Geingos.

Madam Brigitte Touadera, the First Lady of the Central African Republic said, “On behalf of the Central African Republic, we are very proud and happy to partner with Merck Foundation and work closely with them to support us to advance and build our healthcare capacity in the Central Africa Republic and the rest of Africa.

“Till today we have enrolled 13 local doctors in the specialty training of oncology and diabetes and I will continue working closely with our ministry of health to identify the right candidates who will join the oncology, diabetes and fertility training and fellowship.

“Together with Merck Foundation, I am fully committed to work closely to introduce innovative ideas that will engage different sectors to create a culture shift with the aim to break the stigma of infertility and make a great impact in a short time.”

Rebecca Akufo-Addo, the First Lady of Ghana, said the partnership with the foundation, has enabled the country provide more than 60 healthcare providers with specialty training in the fields of cancer, diabetes, cardiology, endocrinology, respiratory, acute medicines, sexual and reproductive medicines, fertility and embryology.

“All these fields are very critical to our country. And definitely, this will contribute to our battle against coronavirus and other diseases. We are also working closely on ‘Educating Linda’ program to inspire girls and sensitize communities about the importance of girl education,” she said.

Dr. Rasha Kelej, Chief Executive Officer of Merck Foundation, said the foundation started the capacity building strategy in partnership with African First Ladies and Ministries of Health and medical societies since 2012, adding that it contributed significantly towards transforming the landscape of the public healthcare sector and towards advancing patient care in 42 countries.

She said more than 1, 100 doctors from 42 countries have benefited from Merck Foundation scholarship and that more will join in the next few years to benefit from more scholarships in more specialties .

Prof. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp , Chairman of Board of Trustees , Merck Foundation , and Chairman of the Executive Board of E. Merck KG, said the foundation in response to the pandemic focused on supporting livelihoods of thousands of women and casual workers’ families affected in more than 18 countries .

Inaugurating the conference, President of Zambia, Dr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu, said human resource for health is a critical investment in ensuring that people are healthy and productive. He enjoined African countries to continue programmes that build health capacity and train healthcare providers at all levels.

Read the original article on Daily Trust.

The 8th Edition of Merck Foundation Africa Asia Luminary Inaugurated by Zambia President and 13 African First Ladies

Business Wire India

8th edition of Merck Africa Asia Luminary 2021
  • Merck Foundation annual conference was inaugurated by the President of the Republic of Zambia, H.E. Dr. EDGAR CHAGWA LUNGU and Prof. Dr. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp Chairman of both of Executive Board of E.Merck KG and Merck Foundation Board of Trustees
  • The 8th Edition of “Merck Foundation Africa Asia Luminary” was co-chaired by H.E. ESTHER LUNGU, The First Lady of the Republic of Zambia and Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation
  • African First Ladies of Angola, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Guinea Conakry, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, and Namibia were the Guests of Honour for the Luminary.
  • More than 75,000 participants, healthcare providers, policymakers, and academia from 70 countries attended the Luminary.


Merck Foundationand Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation.

During his keynote speech, while inaugurating the conference, The President of Zambia, H.E Dr. EDGAR CHAGWA LUNGU emphasized, “I am very glad to be hosting this important conference together with Merck Foundation, our long term strategic partner. It is a great honor to inaugurate the conference alongside the First Ladies of Africa. I am certain that this conference will help us to further explore partnership opportunities and introduce new frameworks for cooperation in the area of health care capacity building and to define interventions to break infertility stigma and support girl education.”

Prof. Dr. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp Chairman of both of Executive Board of E.Merck KG and Merck Foundation Board of Trustees expressed, “I would like to welcome and also thank our partners, African First Ladies, African Ministers and health experts from Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the rest of the world to join hands with us in order to realize Merck Foundation’s vision: ‘Everyone in the world should lead a happy and fulfilling life’, we have achieved together, a huge success and we are going to continue and extend our support to achieve more.”
 
During her Keynote address and welcome speech, H.E. Mrs. ESTHER LUNGU, The First Lady of Zambia and Co-chairperson of Merck Foundation Africa Asia Luminary 2021 emphasized, “I am very happy to co-chair and host this important conference of Merck Foundation and also to celebrate together the 4th anniversary of Merck Foundation, our long term partner in building healthcare capacity and improving access to health, information and breaking the infertility stigma. Also, I am delighted to have my dear sisters, The First Ladies of Africa at this conference.”
 
Merck Foundation CEO, Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej emphasized, “We welcomed The First Ladies of 13 African Countries, who are also the Ambassadors of Merck Foundation More than a Mother, to this important conference. Together, we have worked closely throughout the years on a strong strategy to build healthcare capacity by providing specialized training in various specialties; and define interventions to break infertility stigma and support girls’ education.

I am very proud that we have so far provided for more than 1100 Doctors from 42 countries across Africa, Asia, and Latin America with one & two-, three-year specialty training in multiple fields such as Oncology, Diabetes, Preventative Cardiovascular Medicine, Endocrinology, Sexual and Reproductive Medicine, Acute Medicine, Respiratory Medicine, Human Assisted Reproduction and Embryology & Fertility specialty, to be the first in their countries. Moreover, we have now widened our horizons by introducing more scholarships for young doctors in many new underserved specialties across Africa and Asia.”
 
The 8th Edition of the Luminary marked another important milestone: the 4th Anniversary of Merck Foundation.
 
As part of the Luminary, Merck Foundation First Ladies Initiative Committee (MFFLI) High-Level Panel was conducted, which was attended by the 13 African First Ladies, who are the Ambassadors of Merck Foundation More Than a Mother.
 
The keynote address was delivered by H.E. Mrs. ESTHER LUNGU, The First Lady of the Republic of Zambia as the host and co-chairperson of the conference along withH.E. Mrs. ANA DIAS LOURENÇO, The First Lady of the Republic of AngolaH.E. Mrs. NEO JANE MASISI, The First Lady of the Republic of BotswanaH.E. Madam SIKA KABORE, The First Lady of Burkina FasoH.E. Madam ANGELINE NDAYISHIMIYE, The First Lady of the Republic of BurundiH.E. Madam BRIGITTE TOUADERA, The First Lady of Central African RepublicH.E. Madam DENISE NYAKERU TSHISEKEDI, The First Lady of the Democratic Republic of The CongoH.E. Mrs. REBECCA AKUFO-ADDO, The First Lady of the Republic of GhanaH.E. Madam DJÈNÈ CONDÉ, The First Lady of the Republic of Guinea ConakryH.E. Mrs. CLAR MARIE WEAH, The First Lady of the Republic of LiberiaH.E. Mrs. MONICA CHAKWERA, The First Lady of the Republic of MalawiH.E. Mrs. ISAURA FERRÃO NYUSI, The First Lady of the Republic of MozambiqueH.E. Mrs. MONICA GEINGOS, The First Lady of the Republic of Namibia 
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.
 
On Day 2 of the conference, MARS- Merck Foundation Africa Research Summit will be held where a High-Level Panel Discussion with Ministers of Health, Science and Technology, Education, Information And Gender and MARS Researchers will be held with the objective to empower African young researchers & women researchers, advancing their research capacity and empower them in STEM.
 
On the third day, 29th April, Merck Foundation Health Media Training will be organized for the African and Latin American Media fraternity to emphasize the important role that media plays to break the stigma around infertility, in raising awareness about infertility prevention, and empowering girls and women through education.
 
Other important scientific sessions in different medical fields will also be held in parallel on Day 2 and Day 3 of the Luminary.
 
Countries participating include Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Central Africa Republic, Cambodia, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Gabon, Germany, Ghana, Guinea – Bissau, Guinea – Conakry, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, Thailand, The Gambia, Togo, Tunisia, U.A.E, UK, Uganda, US, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe and more.

The 8th Edition of Merck Foundation Africa Asia Luminary will be streamed live on 29th April 2021 from 13h to 18:00h (Gulf Standard Time), @Merck Foundation Facebook page and Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej Facebook page.

Click on the link below to Download Merck Foundation App
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.merck.foundation&hl=en

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The 8th Edition of Merck Foundation Africa Asia Luminary Inaugurated by Zambia President and 13 African First Ladies

By Business Wire

  • Merck Foundation annual conference was inaugurated by the President of the Republic of Zambia, H.E. Dr. EDGAR CHAGWA LUNGU and Prof. Dr. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp Chairman of both of Executive Board of E.Merck KG and Merck Foundation Board of Trustees
  • The 8th Edition of “Merck Foundation Africa Asia Luminary” was co-chaired by H.E. ESTHER LUNGU, The First Lady of the Republic of Zambia and Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation
  • African First Ladies of Angola, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Guinea Conakry, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, and Namibia were the Guests of Honour for the Luminary.
  • More than 75,000 participants, healthcare providers, policymakers, and academia from 70 countries attended the Luminary.


Merck Foundation
, the philanthropic arm of Merck KgaA kickstarted the 8th Edition of “Merck Foundation Africa Asia Luminary” on 27th April 2021, through an online videoconference. It was co-chaired by H.E. Mrs ESTHER LUNGU, The First Lady of the Republic of Zambia and Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation.

During his keynote speech, while inaugurating the conference, The President of Zambia, H.E Dr. EDGAR CHAGWA LUNGU emphasized, “I am very glad to be hosting this important conference together with Merck Foundation, our long term strategic partner. It is a great honor to inaugurate the conference alongside the First Ladies of Africa. I am certain that this conference will help us to further explore partnership opportunities and introduce new frameworks for cooperation in the area of health care capacity building and to define interventions to break infertility stigma and support girl education.”

Prof. Dr. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp Chairman of both of Executive Board of E.Merck KG and Merck Foundation Board of Trustees expressed, “I would like to welcome and also thank our partners, African First Ladies, African Ministers and health experts from Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the rest of the world to join hands with us in order to realize Merck Foundation’s vision: ‘Everyone in the world should lead a happy and fulfilling life’, we have achieved together, a huge success and we are going to continue and extend our support to achieve more.”
 
During her Keynote address and welcome speech, H.E. Mrs. ESTHER LUNGU, The First Lady of Zambia and Co-chairperson of Merck Foundation Africa Asia Luminary 2021 emphasized, “I am very happy to co-chair and host this important conference of Merck Foundation and also to celebrate together the 4th anniversary of Merck Foundation, our long term partner in building healthcare capacity and improving access to health, information and breaking the infertility stigma. Also, I am delighted to have my dear sisters, The First Ladies of Africa at this conference.”
 
Merck Foundation CEO, Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej emphasized, “We welcomed The First Ladies of 13 African Countries, who are also the Ambassadors of Merck Foundation More than a Mother, to this important conference. Together, we have worked closely throughout the years on a strong strategy to build healthcare capacity by providing specialized training in various specialties; and define interventions to break infertility stigma and support girls’ education.

I am very proud that we have so far provided for more than 1100 Doctors from 42 countries across Africa, Asia, and Latin America with one & two-, three-year specialty training in multiple fields such as Oncology, Diabetes, Preventative Cardiovascular Medicine, Endocrinology, Sexual and Reproductive Medicine, Acute Medicine, Respiratory Medicine, Human Assisted Reproduction and Embryology & Fertility specialty, to be the first in their countries. Moreover, we have now widened our horizons by introducing more scholarships for young doctors in many new underserved specialties across Africa and Asia.”
 
The 8th Edition of the Luminary marked another important milestone: the 4th Anniversary of Merck Foundation.
 
As part of the Luminary, Merck Foundation First Ladies Initiative Committee (MFFLI) High-Level Panel was conducted, which was attended by the 13 African First Ladies, who are the Ambassadors of Merck Foundation More Than a Mother.
 
The keynote address was delivered by H.E. Mrs. ESTHER LUNGU, The First Lady of the Republic of Zambia as the host and co-chairperson of the conference along with

  • H.E. Mrs. ANA DIAS LOURENÇO, The First Lady of the Republic of Angola
  • H.E. Mrs. NEO JANE MASISI, The First Lady of the Republic of Botswana
  • H.E. Madam SIKA KABORE, The First Lady of Burkina Faso
  • H.E. Madam ANGELINE NDAYISHIMIYE, The First Lady of the Republic of Burundi
  • H.E. Madam BRIGITTE TOUADERA, The First Lady of Central African Republic
  • H.E. Madam DENISE NYAKERU TSHISEKEDI, The First Lady of the Democratic Republic of The Congo
  • H.E. Mrs. REBECCA AKUFO-ADDO, The First Lady of the Republic of Ghana
  • H.E. Madam DJÈNÈ CONDÉ, The First Lady of the Republic of Guinea Conakry
  • H.E. Mrs. CLAR MARIE WEAH, The First Lady of the Republic of Liberia
  • H.E. Mrs. MONICA CHAKWERA, The First Lady of the Republic of Malawi
  • H.E. Mrs. ISAURA FERRÃO NYUSI, The First Lady of the Republic of Mozambique
  • H.E. Mrs. MONICA GEINGOS, The First Lady of the Republic of Namibia

 
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.
 
On Day 2 of the conference, MARS- Merck Foundation Africa Research Summit will be held where a High-Level Panel Discussion with Ministers of Health, Science and Technology, Education, Information And Gender and MARS Researchers will be held with the objective to empower African young researchers & women researchers, advancing their research capacity and empower them in STEM.
 
On the third day, 29th April, Merck Foundation Health Media Training will be organized for the African and Latin American Media fraternity to emphasize the important role that media plays to break the stigma around infertility, in raising awareness about infertility prevention, and empowering girls and women through education.
 
Other important scientific sessions in different medical fields will also be held in parallel on Day 2 and Day 3 of the Luminary.
 
Countries participating include Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Central Africa Republic, Cambodia, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Gabon, Germany, Ghana, Guinea – Bissau, Guinea – Conakry, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, Thailand, The Gambia, Togo, Tunisia, U.A.E, UK, Uganda, US, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe and more.

The 8th Edition of Merck Foundation Africa Asia Luminary will be streamed live on 29th April 2021 from 13h to 18:00h (Gulf Standard Time), @Merck Foundation Facebook page and Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej Facebook page.

Click on the link below to Download Merck Foundation App
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.merck.foundation&hl=en

The 8th Edition of Merck Foundation Africa Asia Luminary Inaugurated by Zambia President and 13 African First Ladies

8th edition of Merck Africa Asia Luminary 2021
  • Merck Foundation annual conference was inaugurated by the President of the Republic of Zambia, H.E. Dr. EDGAR CHAGWA LUNGU and Prof. Dr. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp Chairman of both of Executive Board of E.Merck KG and Merck Foundation Board of Trustees
  • The 8th Edition of “Merck Foundation Africa Asia Luminary” was co-chaired by H.E. ESTHER LUNGU, The First Lady of the Republic of Zambia and Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation
  • African First Ladies of Angola, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Guinea Conakry, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, and Namibia were the Guests of Honour for the Luminary.
  • More than 75,000 participants, healthcare providers, policymakers, and academia from 70 countries attended the Luminary.


Merck Foundation
, the philanthropic arm of Merck KgaA kickstarted the 8th Edition of “Merck Foundation Africa Asia Luminary” on 27th April 2021, through an online videoconference. It was co-chaired by H.E. Mrs ESTHER LUNGU, The First Lady of the Republic of Zambia and Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation.

During his keynote speech, while inaugurating the conference, The President of Zambia, H.E Dr. EDGAR CHAGWA LUNGU emphasized, “I am very glad to be hosting this important conference together with Merck Foundation, our long term strategic partner. It is a great honor to inaugurate the conference alongside the First Ladies of Africa. I am certain that this conference will help us to further explore partnership opportunities and introduce new frameworks for cooperation in the area of health care capacity building and to define interventions to break infertility stigma and support girl education.”

Prof. Dr. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp Chairman of both of Executive Board of E.Merck KG and Merck Foundation Board of Trustees expressed, “I would like to welcome and also thank our partners, African First Ladies, African Ministers and health experts from Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the rest of the world to join hands with us in order to realize Merck Foundation’s vision: ‘Everyone in the world should lead a happy and fulfilling life’, we have achieved together, a huge success and we are going to continue and extend our support to achieve more.”

During her Keynote address and welcome speech, H.E. Mrs. ESTHER LUNGU, The First Lady of Zambia and Co-chairperson of Merck Foundation Africa Asia Luminary 2021 emphasized, “I am very happy to co-chair and host this important conference of Merck Foundation and also to celebrate together the 4th anniversary of Merck Foundation, our long term partner in building healthcare capacity and improving access to health, information and breaking the infertility stigma. Also, I am delighted to have my dear sisters, The First Ladies of Africa at this conference.”

Merck Foundation CEO, Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej emphasized, “We welcomed The First Ladies of 13 African Countries, who are also the Ambassadors of Merck Foundation More than a Mother, to this important conference. Together, we have worked closely throughout the years on a strong strategy to build healthcare capacity by providing specialized training in various specialties; and define interventions to break infertility stigma and support girls’ education.

I am very proud that we have so far provided for more than 1100 Doctors from 42 countries across Africa, Asia, and Latin America with one & two-, three-year specialty training in multiple fields such as Oncology, Diabetes, Preventative Cardiovascular Medicine, Endocrinology, Sexual and Reproductive Medicine, Acute Medicine, Respiratory Medicine, Human Assisted Reproduction and Embryology & Fertility specialty, to be the first in their countries. Moreover, we have now widened our horizons by introducing more scholarships for young doctors in many new underserved specialties across Africa and Asia.”

The 8th Edition of the Luminary marked another important milestone: the 4th Anniversary of Merck Foundation.

As part of the Luminary, Merck Foundation First Ladies Initiative Committee (MFFLI) High-Level Panel was conducted, which was attended by the 13 African First Ladies, who are the Ambassadors of Merck Foundation More Than a Mother.

The keynote address was delivered by H.E. Mrs. ESTHER LUNGU, The First Lady of the Republic of Zambia as the host and co-chairperson of the conference along with

  • H.E. Mrs. ANA DIAS LOURENÇO, The First Lady of the Republic of Angola
  • H.E. Mrs. NEO JANE MASISI, The First Lady of the Republic of Botswana
  • H.E. Madam SIKA KABORE, The First Lady of Burkina Faso
  • H.E. Madam ANGELINE NDAYISHIMIYE, The First Lady of the Republic of Burundi
  • H.E. Madam BRIGITTE TOUADERA, The First Lady of Central African Republic
  • H.E. Madam DENISE NYAKERU TSHISEKEDI, The First Lady of the Democratic Republic of The Congo
  • H.E. Mrs. REBECCA AKUFO-ADDO, The First Lady of the Republic of Ghana
  • H.E. Madam DJÈNÈ CONDÉ, The First Lady of the Republic of Guinea Conakry
  • H.E. Mrs. CLAR MARIE WEAH, The First Lady of the Republic of Liberia
  • H.E. Mrs. MONICA CHAKWERA, The First Lady of the Republic of Malawi
  • H.E. Mrs. ISAURA FERRÃO NYUSI, The First Lady of the Republic of Mozambique
  • H.E. Mrs. MONICA GEINGOS, The First Lady of the Republic of Namibia

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.

On Day 2 of the conference, MARS- Merck Foundation Africa Research Summit will be held where a High-Level Panel Discussion with Ministers of Health, Science and Technology, Education, Information And Gender and MARS Researchers will be held with the objective to empower African young researchers & women researchers, advancing their research capacity and empower them in STEM.

On the third day, 29th April, Merck Foundation Health Media Training will be organized for the African and Latin American Media fraternity to emphasize the important role that media plays to break the stigma around infertility, in raising awareness about infertility prevention, and empowering girls and women through education.

Other important scientific sessions in different medical fields will also be held in parallel on Day 2 and Day 3 of the Luminary.

Countries participating include Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Central Africa Republic, Cambodia, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Gabon, Germany, Ghana, Guinea – Bissau, Guinea – Conakry, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, Thailand, The Gambia, Togo, Tunisia, U.A.E, UK, Uganda, US, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe and more.

The 8th Edition of Merck Foundation Africa Asia Luminary will be streamed live on 29th April 2021 from 13h to 18:00h (Gulf Standard Time), @Merck Foundation Facebook page and Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej Facebook page.

Click on the link below to Download Merck Foundation App
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.merck.foundation&hl=en

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