Message from CEO of Merck Foundation, Senator Rasha Kelej, on marking ‘World Diabetes Day 2020’ in partnership with the African First Ladies through “Merck Foundation Diabetes Blue Points Program”


At Merck Foundation, we celebrate ‘World Diabetes Day’ every day by providing One year Diploma and Two years Master’s degree in Diabetes, Endocrinology and Cardiovascular preventive medicines to doctors under the “Merck Foundation Diabetes Blue Points Program” in partnership with the African First Ladies and Ministries of Health and Medical Societies.

Around  500 doctors from Africa, Asia and Latin America have been enrolled to these trainings to improve access to quality and equitable care on Diabetes, Hypertension and Endocrinology care in over 39 countries that include: Bangladesh, Botswana, Burundi, CAR, Cambodia, Cameroon, Chad, Congo Brazzaville, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinee Conakry, Indonesia, Kenya, Liberia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, UAE, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Kind regards,
Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej
CEO of Merck Foundation
Member of the Egyptian Senate (2020- 2025)
Most Influential African (2019, 2020)
African Woman of the Year 2020

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