Through our Merck Foundation Capacity Advancement Program, we are striving to improve access to better Diabetes and Hypertension care in underserved communities.
By educating and training the medical graduates, we want to basically strengthen the local capacities and enhance the clinical management processes. The goal is to raise awareness for these health conditions as well as to support healthcare systems with the measures to prevent, diagnose and manage them effectively.
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA & OVERVIEW OF ONE- YEAR ONLINE DIPLOMA IN ENDOCRINOLOGY
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As a part of the Merck Capacity Advancement Program, the Merck Foundation Diabetes and Hypertension Awards were introduced in more than 30 African and Asian universities. Open to all medical graduates, the aim of the awards is to establish a strong platform of specialized diabetes and hypertension experts in developing countries. The winners are granted enrolment into an internationally recognized one-year online Postgraduate Diploma in English or Online Master course on Clinical Management of Diabetes in French of 3 months duration that advances their clinical knowledge in tackling these chronic diseases.
The program then evolved to the Merck Foundation Nationwide Diabetes Blue Points Project in partnership with African First Ladies, Ministries of Health and Academia to help improve access to equitable and quality diabetes care nationwide in African Countries. Candidates from different provinces, counties or districts of the respective countries are provided with a one-year online Postgraduate Diabetes Diploma in English for English speaking Countries, or an Online Master course on Clinical Management of Diabetes, in French & Portuguese for 3 months duration, for French & Portuguese Speaking countries respectively, ensuring geographical coverage of the whole country to help improve the landscape of diabetes care in Africa
Launched in 2019, Merck Foundation Nationwide Diabetes Blue Point Project aims to help improve access to equitable and quality Diabetes care in Africa, through providing a one-year Diploma and two-year Master Degree in Diabetes and Endocrinology from UK University, to doctors from different provinces, counties or districts of respective countries, ensuring geographical coverage of the whole country.
Moreover, French, Portuguese and Spanish speaking Doctors are provided with a 3-months online “Foundation Course in the Clinical Management of Diabetes” endorsed by Diabetes UK Cymru, in the respective languages.
From 40 countries, 470 Doctors have been provided by one-year Diploma, two-year Master Degree and Master course in Diabetes and Endocrinology and 91 doctors have been provided by one year Diploma and two year Master Degree of Cardiovascular Medicine from UK University.
On completion of course, clinicians will be able to setup Diabetes clinics within a public sector setting nationwide.
Merck Foundation also started Coronavirus Response Program to improve healthcare capacity by providing 53 African Doctors from 15 countries with one-year Online Diploma, two-year Master Degree in Respiratory Medicine and Acute Medicine from UK University.
The Merck Foundation Capacity Advancement program has evolved to the Merck Foundation Nationwide Diabetes Blue Points Program in partnership with African First Ladies, Ministries of Health and Academia to help improve access to equitable and quality Diabetes care nationwide in African countries. Doctors from different provinces, counties or districts of the respective countries are provided with one-year Diploma and two-year's Master Degree in both Diabetes and Endocrinology for English speaking countries and Master course in Diabetes Management for French, Portuguese and Spanish speaking countries.
*Bangladesh, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, The Gambia, Gabon, Ghana, Indonesia, Kenya, Liberia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Mauritius, Namibia, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, UAE.
*Online Postgraduate Diploma in Diabetes, Preventative Cardiovascular Medicine, Endocrinology, Sexual and Reproductive Medicine, Acute Medicine, Respiratory Medicine and Cancer & Clinical Oncology, Master Degree in Diabetes & Preventative Cardiovascular Medicine, Diabetes Mastercourse in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese, Master Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction and Embryology.
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA & OVERVIEW OF DIABETES MASTERCOURSE
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA & OVERVIEW OF ONE- YEAR ONLINE DIPLOMA IN DIABETES MANAGEMENT
Merck Foundation Nationwide Diabetes Blue Point program.
Postgraduate Diploma in Diabetes
Merck Foundation Alumni
Merck Foundation Nationwide Diabetes Blue Point Program.
Postgraduate Diploma in Diabetes
Merck foundation Alumni
Merck Capacity Advancement Program
Postgraduate Diploma in Preventative Cardiovascular Medicine