Message from CEO of Merck Foundation, Senator Rasha Kelej, announcing scholarships for young Doctors in various new specialties


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In line with our vision to strengthen the public healthcare system in  Africa, Asia, and developing countries, I am very proud to announce that Merck Foundation have widened the horizons by introducing scholarships for young local doctors in many new underserved specialties including Emergency and Resuscitation Medicine, Gastroenterology, Laparoscopic Surgical Skills, Mental Health: Psychological Therapies, Orthopedic Trauma Science, Paediatric, Emergency Medicine, Advanced Surgical Practice, , Dermatology, Neonatal Medicine, Pain Management, Psychiatry, Clinical Microbiology and infectious diseases, Ophthalmology, Internal Medicine, Neuroimaging for research, Urology, Trauma and orthopedics.

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.

Hence, we are very proud to invite applications from African and Asian doctors from under-served communities for these scholarships on our mail:

For Scholarship Eligibility Criteria for the Online Courses, visit our website:


Kind regards,

Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej

CEO of Merck Foundation



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