Sr. Hileni Samuel, Namibia

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Sr. Hileni Samuel, Namibia

Merck Foundation Nationwide Diabetes Blue Point Program.
Postgraduate Diploma in Diabetes
Merck foundation Alumni

We don't have enough specialists for Diabetes care in Namibia. I am the first registered nurse to get a Diabetes Master Course as a specialty. I feel honored and privileged to be awarded by Merck Foundation in partnership with Namibia First Lady. The course has helped me to gain the necessary skills towards Diabetes and Hypertension care. It made a great impact not only on my career but also on my community because this course is necessary to render equitable effective and quality Diabetes and Hypertension care in public sector.

Now I am able to cater more to the needs of my patients, who are happy with the better information and care they get. With the inception of the course, I have been touring Namibia sharing information on Diabetes and Hypertension care. With this course, I am much more equipped to deal with the patients. I am really grateful from the bottom of my heart for Merck Foundation for how they have supported me and other healthcare providers to devel-op a strong platform of specialists in Namibia. We really need this.