Merck Foundation Cancer Access Program

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Merck Foundation Cancer Access Program is part of Merck Foundation’s commitment to improve patient’s access to quality and equitable cancer care in underserved communities.

The lack of financial means is not the only challenge in Africa and developing countries, but a scarcity of trained health care personnel capable to tackle the prevention, early diagnosis and management of cancer at all levels of the health care systems is even a bigger challenge.

Therefore, the program consists of three initiatives to enhance cancer care on all relevant levels: 

• Merck Foundation Oncology Fellowship Program focuses on building professional cancer care capacity with the aim to increase the limited number of Oncologists in Africa. Oncology Fellowship Program of one year, one and half years, two years in India, Malaysia, Kenya and Master Degree in Medical, Pediatric and Surgical Oncology for three years in Egypt in partnership with African Ministries of Health, Local Governments and Academia.

Impact

• Merck Foundation More Than a Patient empowers women cancer survivors to reclaim their lives by reintegration into society.
• Merck Foundation Community Awareness shares accurate cancer information to help in tackling myths, misconception, and stigma through medical camps and social media.

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