Merck Foundation (https://Merck-Foundation.com), philanthropic division of Merck KGaA Germany. World Hypertension Day 2022 in partnership with the First Ladies of Africa, Ministries of Health, Medical Societies and academia, thanks to their long-term commitment to cardiovascular, diabetes and endocrinology in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Senator, Dr. Rush Kelly, CEO of Merck Foundation stressed: “At the Merck Foundation, we celebrate World Hypertension Day every day, providing African physicians in partnership with Africa’s top ladies and ministries of health with more than 650 scholarships in cardiovascular, diabetes and endocrinology. also from Asia and Latin America. I can proudly say that we have provided them so far 650 scholarships for graduate students of medicine from 43 countries“.

“In addition, we are recruiting doctors for a three-month master’s course in diabetes in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese to improve their clinical knowledge in the fight against these non-communicable diseases,” he added. Senator, Dr. Rasha Keley.

Dr. Francis Agikum, a graduate of the Merck Foundation from Ghana says: “Ghana is a developing country with an increasing severity of cardiovascular disease. However, the country does not have the resources and manpower to cope with the enormous burden of noncommunicable diseases. The best hope for combating this growing burden of CVD is to increase the focus on prevention (both primary and secondary prevention). Unfortunately, there are not many cardiologists and prevention services in the country. This important scholarship, which was given to me and other doctors in Ghana by the Merck Foundation, gave us the opportunity to start filling this gap, prevention is better than cure. “

The Merck Foundation has so far rendered more than 650 scholarships to doctors on these scholarships from 43 countries including Bangladesh, Botswana, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, CAR, Chad, Congo, Brazzaville, DRC, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Conakry, Indonesia, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Malawi, Malay , Mexico, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, UAE, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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