Merck Foundation in partnership with African First Ladies and Ministers of Health, have already provided for more than 1100 doctors from 42 Countries with 1 & 2-year specialty scholarship to improve access to quality and equitable healthcare in Africa, Asia, and Latin America in specialties of 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.
Merck Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany, mark ‘World Health Day’ 2021 together with 19 African First Ladies and the Minister of Health by announcing scholarships in various new specialties for young African Doctors.
Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation explained, “In line with our vision to strengthen the public healthcare system in Africa, Asia, and developing countries, on this World Health Day, I am very proud to announce that Merck Foundation has widened the horizons by introducing scholarships for young local doctors in many new underserved specialties.
Merck Foundation continues to build healthcare capacity in African, Asian, and Latin American countries with the aim to provide access to quality and equitable healthcare solutions.
Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej further elaborated, “We believe that every patient is important and deserves the best of specialized treatment, irrespective of the geographical parameters.
Thus, we at Merck Foundation strongly believe that building professional healthcare capacity is the best strategy to improve access to quality and equitable healthcare solutions for patients in underserved communities.
We have so far provided for more than 1100 Doctors from 42 countries across Africa, Asia, and Latin America with one & two-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”.
For Scholarship Eligibility Criteria for the Online Courses, visit the Merck Foundation website.
The applications can be submitted along with the CV to: info[at]merck-foundation.com
Featured Image: Senator Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation with Merck Foundation Oncology Fellowship Alumni
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