Message from SCEO of Merck Foundation, Senator Rasha Kelej, on World Hypertension Day 2021


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At Merck Foundation, we mark ‘World Hypertension Day’  by providing Hypertension and Diabetes care specialty training to doctors, in partnership with African First Ladies and Ministries of Health. Moreover, we also provide training to doctors from Asian and Latin American countries.


I am very proud to say that we have so far provided over 628 Doctors from 42 countries with One Year Online Post Graduate Diploma and two-year online Master degree in Preventive Cardiovascular Medicine,  Diabetes, and Endocrinology from a reputed University in UK, and Diabetes Master course in English, French, Spanish & Portuguese, so as to advance their clinical knowledge in tackling these non-communicable conditions and transform the landscape of healthcare in Africa and Global South.


Very proud of our Merck Foundation Alumni, future health experts in their countries.


Kind regards,

Senator Dr. Rasha Kelej

CEO Merck Foundation

African Woman of the Year 2020



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