World news – United States – Merck Foundation celebrates World Diabetes Day 2020 through its Diabetes Blue Points Program to enhance diabetes care in countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America

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Updated: 13 November 2020 18:55 India Time

Harare [Zimbabwe] / Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], 13 November (ANI / BusinessWire India): The Merck Foundation, the charitable arm of Merck KGaA in Germany, is celebrating « World Diabetes Day 2020 » by continuing its strategy to provide training The specialist for African, Asian and Latin American physicians to improve the management of diabetes, hypertension and endocrine glands. Dr. Rasha Clegg, CEO of the Merck Foundation and one of the 100 most influential Africans (2019, 2020), explained, “At the Merck Foundation, we celebrate ‘World Diabetes Day’ every day by offering a one-year diploma and a two-year master’s degree in Diabetes and Endocrinology.. And preventive cardiovascular medications for physicians as part of the Merck Foundation’s « Diabetes Blue Points Program » in partnership with African First Women, ministries of health and medical associations. I am very proud to announce that about 500 doctors from 39 countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America have enrolled in these courses. Our goal is to improve access to quality and equitable care for diabetes, hypertension and endocrinology across three continents. We will expand to more countries next year. Merck Foundation offers a one-year postgraduate diploma and two-year master’s degree in Diabetes, Endocrinology and Preventive Cardiovascular Medicines from a university from the United Kingdom. The Merck Foundation also enrolls clinicians on the ‘Master Course in Clinical Management of Diabetes’ in four languages ​​- English, French, Portuguese and Spanish, which has been endorsed by the Diabetes Foundation UK to improve access to quality and equitable patient care in African and Latin American countries. So far, Merck has already registered 491 candidates for these courses from 39 African and Asian countries including Bangladesh, Botswana, Burundi, Central African Republic, Cambodia, Cameroon, Chad, Congo Brazzaville, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Jenny Conakry, Indonesia, Kenya, Liberia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, United Arab Emirates, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Some of these countries did not have a diabetes doctor before such as in Liberia where the Merck Foundation together without a Liberian First Lady provides specialized training to acquire the first public-sector diabetes doctors in Liberia.. In addition to many other specialists who will be the first in Liberia after graduation, such as: sexual and reproductive health, endocrinology, preventive cardiovascular drugs, respiratory medication, fertility specialists and embryologists. . “It is important to mention here that more than 120 physicians have successfully completed specialized training to date. Trained doctors will be able to set up a diabetes clinic in their health center or hospital with the aim of helping to prevent and manage the disease in their communities. . This will greatly help people who suffer from health conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. We must not forget that they also fall into the high risk group for Coronavirus, « added Dr.. Rasha Clegg. Dr Beata Iyaloo Haulofu from Namibia, Candidate Registered for the PG Diploma in Diabetes, says, “I am very happy to be part of the Merck Foundation’s ‘Diabetes Blue Points Training Program’”. This program will enable me to properly manage patients, thus reducing the morbidity and mortality associated with this health burden. Dr Nyounsenga Simon Pierre from Rwanda, Candidate who is undergoing Masters in Diabetes, “I feel lucky to be a part of this beneficial course.. I thank the Merck Foundation for this opportunity. This will help me develop my clinical knowledge and present my expertise to the people of my country. Click the icon below to download the Merck Foundation app.

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