Message from CEO of Merck Foundation, Senator Rasha Kelej, on Merck Foundation providing 71 Scholarships to doctors from Mauritius


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I am very proud that in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Wellness of Mauritius, we have provided till today 71 scholarships of one-year diploma and two-years master's degree in many critical and underserved specialties for young Mauritian doctors with the aim to transform the landscape of patient care in the country.


32 Medical graduates have been enrolled in the fields of Oncology, Diabetes, Endocrinology, Acute Medicine, Respiratory Medicine, Preventive Cardiovascular Medicine, and Sexual & Reproductive Medicine. Another 39 medical graduates have been already selected to be enrolled in PG Diploma courses 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 & infectious diseases, Ophthalmology, Internal Medicine, Neuroimaging for research, Urology, Orthopedics, Rheumatology, Cancer and Clinical Oncology, Critical Care, General Surgery, and Orthopedic & Trauma.


Furthermore, we will continue launching other programs to raise awareness and build advocacy to support girl education and address health issues such as raising awareness about coronavirus through our Media Training and Media Recognition Awards for Media representative in Mauritius.


Kind regards,

Senator Dr. Rasha Kelej

CEO of Merck Foundation

One of the 100 Most Influential Africans (2019, 2020)







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