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Merck Foundation advances diabetes care in African, Asian and Latin American countries through Tech Diabetes Day 2020 through its Diabetes Blue Point program – Tech


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, Merck KGA is the mark of Germany’s philanthropic arm ‘Tech Diabetes Day 2020’ Continuing its strategy of providing specialized training for African, Asian and Latin American doctors for better management of diabetes, hypertension and endocrinology patients.

Dr. Rasha Kelaj, CEO of Merck Foundation and one of the 100 most influential Africans (2019, 2020) Explained, “At the Merck Foundation, we mark ‘Tech Diabetes Day’ Diabetes, Endocrinology and anti-cardiovascular medicines by providing one year diploma and two years master’s degree daily “Merck Foundation Diabetes Blue Point Program” In partnership with the ministries of African First Ladies, Health and Medical Committees. I am very proud to announce that about 500 doctors from 39 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America have been admitted to these courses. We aim to improve access to quality and equitable diabetes, hypertension and endocrinology care across three continents. We will expand to more countries in the coming year. “

Merck is providing for the foundation One Year Post Graduate Diploma and Two Year Master Degree in Diabetes, Endocrinology and Preventive Cardiovascular Medicine From University from uk. Merck Foundation also enrolls for doctors ‘Master course in clinical management of diabetes’ In 4 languages ​​- English, French, Portuguese and Spanish supported by Diabetes UK to improve access to quality and equitable diabetes care for African countries and Latin American countries.

By now, the Merck Foundation has already 491 candidates enrolled For these courses 39 African and Asian countries Including Bangladesh, Botswana, Burundi, car, Cambodia, Cameroon, Chad, Congo Brezzaville, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Gunny Konkry, Indonesia, Kenya, Liberia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, UAE, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Some of these countries have never before had a diabetologist in Liberia where the Merck Foundation together with the Liberia First Lady provide specialized training to be the first diabetologist in the public sector in Liberia. Among many other specialists, which will be the first in Liberia after graduation, such as: sexual and reproductive health, endocrinology, cardiovascular drugs, respiratory medicines, fertility specialists and embryologists.

He said, “It is important to mention here 120 doctors have successfully completed specialized training Till date. Trained physicians will be able to establish a diabetes clinic in their health center or hospital with the aim of helping prevent and manage the disease in their respective communities. This will significantly help people living with health conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure and heart diseases. We should not forget that they fall under the coronavirus high risk group Dr. Rasha Kellaj.

Dr. from Namibia. Betta Iyalu Hollofu, Candidate Enrolled PG Diploma for Diabetes Says, “I am very happy to be a part of the Foundation Merck Foundation Diabetes Blue Points Training Program”. This program will enable me to manage patients properly, reducing morbidity and mortality associated with this health burden. “

Dr. from Rwanda Niyonsenga Simon Pierre, MSC Diabetes Candidate It says, “I feel fortunate to be part of this beneficial course. I thank the Merck Foundation for this opportunity. This will help me to advance my clinical knowledge and impart my expertise to the people of my country. “

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