Message from CEO of Merck Foundation, Senator Rasha Kelej, marking ‘World Health Day 2021’ by providing training to more than 1100 doctors from 42 countries in multiple medical specialties


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As the world marks #WorldHealthDay, our hearts and thoughts go out to the people who have been affected by this unprecedented event #Covid19 pandemic which has highlighted that access to healthcare is unequal.

In accordance with this year's theme 'Building a Fairer, Healthier World for everyone, we at Merck Foundation are committed to providing access to quality and equitable healthcare solution by providing for more than 1100 Doctors from 42 countries across Africa and Asia, with one, two-year specialty training in multiple fields such as Oncology, Diabetes, Preventative Cardiovascular Medicine, Endocrinology, Sexual and Reproductive Medicine, Acute Medicine, Respiratory Medicine, Human Assisted Reproduction and Embryology and Fertility specialty to be the first in their countries.

At Merck Foundation, we appreciate all the healthcare workers around the world who are on the frontline working towards containing this pandemic.

Let us all work together towards a healthier and fairer world.


Kind regards,

Senator Dr. Rasha Kelej

CEO of Merck Foundation

President of 'Merck More than a Mother'



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