Foundation Offers Medical Training Scholarships

Merck Foundation – the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany – is calling for applications for medical training scholarships.

The scholarships are for healthcare providers in critical and underserved specialities for medical graduates from Africa and developing countries.

“We strongly believe that building professional healthcare capacity and train healthcare providers is the right strategy to transform patient care in the public sector in Africa and developing countries,” said Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation on Wednesday. 

“I am happy to announce the call for applications for scholarships for young local doctors in many critical underserved medical specialties. 

“Our aim is to provide access to quality and equitable healthcare solutions by building professional capacity. 

“I feel beyond proud that 1 200 doctors from 44 countries have already benefitted from Merck Foundation scholarships in various critical and underserved fields.”

The fields include Oncology, Diabetes, Preventative Cardiovascular Medicine, Endocrinology, Sexual and Reproductive Medicine, Acute Medicine, Respiratory Medicine, Embryology & Fertility specialty, Rheumatology, and Gastroenterology.

There were many other fields such as Dermatology, Psychiatry, Emergency and Resuscitation Medicine, Critical Care, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Neonatal Medicine, Advanced Surgical Practice, Pain Management, and Urology.

In addition, the scholarships also covered studies in General Surgery, Clinical Microbiology and infectious diseases, Ophthalmology, Internal Medicine, Trauma & Orthopedics, and Neuroimaging for research Biotechnology in ART.

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