Wednesday, May 31, 2017


Fondly called Prolific and Passionate Weli by her friends, Welisane MOKWE NKENG was born and brought up in Kumbo where her dad was first posted as magistrate. She grew up in Bamenda and later in Buea in the South West region of Cameroon, when her father was transferred.  Wife to her darling Mr Right and mother from Masaka, Mbonge Sub division, the Journalist, Diplomat, trainer, and motivational speaker is driven by the passion to put a smile on the face of someone and to see the world change to a better place for all to live in. Very passionate about helping people to achieve their dreams when discussed the go getter in the diplomat Wellisane Mokwe Nkeng will do all to serve and save.

Working with the Cameroon radio television where she has served in different capacities, Welisane MOKWE NKENG is a multi-talented grandeur, thus; her work experience cuts across media productions such as presenting, editing, proofreading, stage performance, producing and directing. These among others connect her with grandees daily who salute her prowess, skill and encourage her to be phenomenal in her mission to save people.  Taking advantage of her sphere of influence, she won't stop making a difference in the lives of her listeners who relate with her daily on her shows.   She is the host of a weekly 'Young Voices' broadcast every Thursday at 6:30pm and the month's presenter and producer of the daily 'Brunch Time' show of the state run national radio station which begins at 10:15am with inspiration, information, entertainment and mentorship to make appropriate decisions for change. Wellisane MOKWE NKENG’s passion for her radio programs mentors the upcoming young entrepreneurs who are still striving to get their feet in business and career by bringing prestigious CEOs with household names live on air to share their success stories with the listeners.
She believes that its always good to be very ambitious and reach for the moon as global citizens can only become what they think. She also thinks women are moving from a past where the girl child was stigmatized to a better place where she is given opportunities.


Love: I sincerely love people #IamApeopleLover
Integrity: I stand for the truth always #IamMe
Beauty: A woman of both inner and outer beauty is Prolific and Passionate Welisane.


My Family: I must say that my family members have a good influence on me, as I am one of the pretty princesses of the house (She Laughs...)


* My Mom is my role model because she possesses the qualities of strength, bravery, humility and patience. My mother is a leader who leads by example.

* Oprah Winfrey, the creative, ingenious, inspiring, hardworking, influential and contented figure is my next model.

* Ufei NSEKE one of my bosses I have worked with and Condoleeza Rice with an indefatigable passion for qualitative education at all cost, are my models as well.


I hope to have advanced in my journalism career while creating a platform to better the lives of the girl child.


The challenge of the African woman being judged not by what she can do, but by her gender. Women need to be given more opportunities to prove their worth and impact the society positively.


I love watching movies and dancing.


The African woman is a focused and compassionate woman. She is the pillar in her family. If she is inspired, she will do more; if she is celebrated, she will appreciate and will not take the glory alone; if she is empowered then the nation is empowered! I'm inspired by the hardwork and dedication of these women who are go getters, independent, and will stop at nothing to stand on their feet to make their dreams come true. 


If I had the privilege to work with the African Union in The Women Advocacy and Empowerment Department, I will prefer to advocate for peace, unity and development through out Africa by striving to achieve this in our own small corner. 

My advice to women out there: Do not be Afraid to make moves to see that change that you desire! Start with what you have where you are, and you will definitely not be found where you use to be!  Be deliberate about your action and keep loving and caring… This is what you are wired to do! 
Most of all, believe in yourself even when no one believes in you.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Merck announces 2016 winners and calls for applications for the 2017 Hypertension Award to mark “World Hypertension Day”

Merck aims to build hypertension experts platform across the globe through call for 2017 Hypertension Award applications to mark World Hypertension Day
KAMPALA, Uganda, May 17, 2017/ -- Merck (, a leading science and technology company in healthcare, life science and performance materials, marks today World Hypertension Day with the announcement of the 2016 ‘Merck Hypertension Award’ winners and the call for applications for the 2017 Hypertension Award. The award as part of the Merck Capacity Advancement Program was launched in April 2016 in partnership with African and Asian universities with the aim of building a platform of hypertension experts across the globe.

In Kampala, Uganda, Rasha Kelej, Senior Vice President and Chief Social Officer, Merck Healthcare emphasized: "Merck plays an important role in building diabetes and hypertension care capacity and improving access to quality and sustainable healthcare solutions in developing countries. Today marks an important day in the fight against hypertension as we mark the World Hypertension Day. In this context, we have announced ten Merck Hypertension Award 2016 winners.”

Merck invited medical students to apply for the “Merck Hypertension Award 2016” with the theme of “What the Healthy Heart needs.” Students across African and Asian medical universities were asked to submit a concept paper on how to improve hypertension awareness, early detection and prevention in their countries and how to encourage their society, scientific community, local authorities, media and relevant stakeholders to ‘think and act’ on hypertension every day.

The scientific committee received over 500 concept submission applications from universities in Africa and Asia and 10 winners were selected for the award. Winners from each university have been granted a one year postgraduate Preventive Cardiovascular Medicine diploma with the University of South Wales, United Kingdom.

“Merck Hypertension Award is another step in our long term commitment to support hypertension care strategy through working with local governments, academia and relevant stakeholders in building healthcare capacity with a focus on diabetes, hypertension and other non-communicable diseases in various countries in Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Africa and Latin America,” added Rasha Kelej when making the announcement of the winners during an event in Nairobi, Kenya.

Prof. Eligah Ogola, Vice President of Pan African Cardiology Society said: “We are happy to partner with Merck to implement their Capacity Advancement Program focusing on Hypertension in 2016. This combined diabetes and hypertension education program will contribute towards providing guidelines and clinical practice for prevention, diagnosis and management of these diseases and their complications. The objective of this initiative is to increase the level of knowledge for medical students who will work in the near future with patients to help them prevent, understand and control the diseases across the continent”.

Watch videos below as medical students from Africa and Asia share ideas on how to improve awareness on hypertension in their countries:

Watch testimonies of students from the University of Nairobi, Kenya on the benefits of the Merck Capacity Advancement Program:

Watch testimonies of Medical Students from India on the benefits of Merck Capacity Advancement Program:

Watch medical students from India as they share their ideas on how to improve diabetes and hypertension awareness in India:

Watch medical students from University of Nairobi, Kenya as they share their ideas on how to improve diabetes and hypertension awareness in Kenya:      

Watch medical students from Makerere University, Uganda as they share their ideas on how to improve diabetes and hypertension awareness in Uganda:

Watch medical students from Muhimbili University of Health Sciences, Tanzania as they share their ideas on how to improve diabetes and hypertension awareness in Tanzania:

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In addition, the Merck Capacity Advancement Program will launch in September its fifth edition of the Clinical Diabetes and Hypertension Management tour across Africa and Asia. The program supports focused training to build hypertension and diabetes healthcare capacity for medical undergraduates, postgraduates and healthcare providers in partnership with universities across the two continents.

By the end of 2017, more than 25,000 medical undergraduates and postgraduates will benefit from the Clinical Diabetes and Hypertension Management training program in partnership with African universities such as University of Nairobi, Kenya, Makerere University, Uganda, Muhimbili University of Allied and Health Sciences, Tanzania, Namibia University, Namibia, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, University of Ghana, Ghana, Universidade Agostinho Neto and Angola Eduardo Mondlane, Mozambique.

In addition, Asian universities such as Dubai Medical University, UAE, Maharashtra University, India and University of Indonesia, Indonesia also benefited from the Clinical Diabetes and Hypertension Management training.
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Founded in 1668, Merck is the world's oldest pharmaceutical and chemical company. The founding family remains the majority owner of the publicly listed corporate group. Merck holds the global rights to the Merck name and brand. The only exceptions are the United States and Canada, where the company operates as EMD Serono, MilliporeSigma and EMD Performance Materials.
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