Zambia will from 27-29 April 2021 host the 8th Edition of the Merck Foundation Africa Asia Luminary Virtual Conference.
The annual conference will be officially opened by His Excellency Dr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu. First Lady, Her Excellency, Esther Lungu will co-chair. First ladies from 19 African countries will be in attendance. The conference will see panel discussions bordering on various themes including science, technology, and Health. Higher Education Minister, Hon. Dr. Brian Mushimba will part of a high-level ministerial panel discussion on health, science, and technology among others.