The 6th Merck Africa and Asia, Luminary Conference on Infertility among women began yesterday in Accra the theme: “Together we make a Difference”.
The Merck Africa Asia Luminary conference, an important event on the global scientific calendar, provides the platform for brilliant engaging scientific discussions, which had raised awareness and collaboration around Diabetes, Fertility, Oncology and other health issues.
The Accra event also marks the 2nd Anniversary of Merck Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Merck Germany focused on improving access to quality and equitable healthcare solutions for women and youth in underserved communities.
It is being attended by over 1,000 participants, made up of First ladies from Malawi, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Chad, Burundi and the Central African Republic, as well as other Health, Gender, Education and Information Ministers of States and other health professionals and stakeholders.
The conference, which also marks the second anniversary of Merck Foundation is being co-chaired by Mrs Akufo-Addo and Dr Rasha Kalej, Chief Executive Officer of Merck Foundation.
Participants would among others, deliberate extensively on infertility, to identify avenues of changing mind-sets towards perceived infertile couples and resourcing further research to build fertility care capacity in Africa and developing countries.