Merck Foundation and African First Ladies mark ‘World Health Day’ 2021 by calling for applications for scholarships for new specialties important to local physicians across Africa



The Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com), in partnership with African First Ladies and Ministers of Health, has already provided more than 1,100 doctors from 42 countries with a specialized scholarship from 1 and 2 Africa, Asia and Latin America in the specialties Oncology, Diabetes, Preventive 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.

Merck Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany, brand ‘World Health Day’ 2021 with 19 African first ladies and the Minister of Health announcing scholarships in various new specialties for young African doctors.

Senator, Dr Rasha Kelej, CEO of the Merck Foundation explained, “In line with our vision to strengthen the public health system in Africa, Asia and developing countries, on this World Health Day, I am very proud to announce that the Merck Foundation has broadened horizons introducing scholarships for young local doctors in many new underserved specialties including: emergency and resuscitation medicine, gastroenterology, laparoscopic surgical skills, mental health: psychological therapies, orthopedic trauma, pediatrics, emergency medicine , advanced surgical practice, dermatology, neonatal medicine, pain management, psychiatry, clinical microbiology and infectious diseases, ophthalmology, internal medicine, neuroimaging for research, urology, traumatology and orthopedics. We are very proud to invite applications from African and Asian physicians from underserved communities for these scholarships to our email: info@merck-foundation.com ”.

The Merck Foundation continues to build healthcare capacity in countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America with the aim of providing access to equitable and quality healthcare solutions.

Senator, Dr Rasha Kelej “We believe that every patient is important and deserves the best of specialized treatment, regardless of geographic settings. Thus, at the Merck Foundation, we firmly believe that building the capacity of healthcare professionals is the best strategy to improve access to equitable and quality healthcare solutions for patients in underserved communities.

So far, we have provided over 1,100 physicians from 42 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America with one and two year specialized training in several areas such as oncology, diabetes, preventive cardiovascular medicine, endocrinology, sexual and reproductive medicine, acute medicine Medicine, respiratory medicine, assisted procreation and specialization in embryology and fertility, to be the first in their country ”.

So far, the Merck Foundation has provided specialized medical training in various specialties to doctors from the following 42 countries: Zimbabwe, Zambia, Vietnam, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Tanzania, Sudan, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Sierra Leone , Senegal, Rwanda, Philippines, Peru, Nigeria, Niger, Nepal, Namibia, Myanmar, Mozambique, Mexico, Mauritius, Malaysia, Malawi, Liberia, Kenya, Indonesia, Guinea Conakry, Ghana, Gambia, Gabon, Ethiopia, Egypt, Democratic Republic of Congo, Congo Brazzaville, Chad, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Cambodia, Burundi, Botswana and Bangladesh.

For scholarship eligibility criteria for online courses visit our website: www.Merck-Foundation.com

Applications can be submitted with the CV to: info@merck-foundation.com

To view testimonials from former African Merck Foundation Oncology Fellows, please visit: https://bit.ly/39ObS2V.

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