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Merck Foundation partners with India to enhance healthcare

07 January 2018 | News

Merck Foundation has expanded their Cancer access program and 'Merck more than a Mother' campaign to many Asian countries.

Image credit- jpc.org

Image credit- jpc.org

Merck Foundation has partnered with India to provide training for future African oncologists and fertility specialists to improve access to quality and equitable cancer and fertility care in Africa.

In partnership with Asian Academia and Maharashtra University, Merck Foundation conducted their advisory board to define the strategy to scale up the Merck Foundation programs across Asia, through providing training and fellowship programs in India and Europe.

In 2017, through their Merck cancer access program, Merck Foundation partnered with Tata Memorial center and Maharashtra University to provide one and two years oncology fellowship program for more than 30 Doctors from African countries.

Merck Foundation has also partnered with IIRRS (International Institute for Training and Research in Reproductive Health), to provide three months clinical and practical training for future African fertility and embryologists, as many African countries do not have fertility specialists or Embryologists.

Merck Foundation has expanded their Cancer access program and 'Merck more than a Mother' campaign to more Asian countries such as; Nepal, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Myanmar, Sire Lanka, Indonesia, Malaysia in addition to India.

Merck KGaA Germany launched their Merck Foundation, a non-profit company established in June 2017 at the Fourth edition of their annual "Merck Africa Asia Luminary" held in Cairo, Egypt.

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