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Merck Foundation provides training for 71 Mauritian doctors

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Merck Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Wellness, Mauritius, is providing one year PG Diploma and two-year Master Degree in many critical and underserved specialities for doctors from Mauritius.

Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation and President, Merck Foundation ‘More Than a Mother’ said 71 scholarships of one-year diploma and two-years master degree in many critical and underserved specialties have been provided 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.

“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 Media Training and Media Recognition Awards for Media representative in Mauritius”, added Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej.

Moreover, to underscore the important role that media, art, fashion, music, and film plays in raising awareness about sensitive and health issues such as promoting the best prevention practices during the second wave of coronavirus, Merck Foundation has launched 6 Awards.

The Media Awards have been announced in partnership with Media Trust Board, Mauritius, Senator, Dr. Rasha Kele said.

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