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First Lady Bio, in her speech, commended the great work of Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation and President of Merck “More than a Mother”.

The Technical Advisors Committee meeting delegation was led by Hon. Baindu Dassama. Where the social impact of Infertility was discussed. The theme was “Raising awareness on infertility prevention and breaking infertility stigma in Africa.

Merck foundation briefed delegates about their Capacity Advancement Programme for member Countries. Merck strives to improve access to better diabetes, cancer, hypertension and fertility care in under-served regions. As part of Merck’s target, they have introduced the following sponsored training for Sierra Leone:

1. Fellowship in Surgical Oncology

2. Fellowship in Adult Medical Oncology

3. Fellowship in Paediatric Medical Oncology

4. Fellowship in Radiation Oncology

5. Pathology

6. Palliative care

7. Radiation Technician

8. Oncology Nursing

9. Researcher in Oncology

10. Masters Degree – Medical Oncology

11. Masters Degree in Surgical Oncology

12. Masters Degree in Paediatric Medical Oncology

13. Masters Degree in Radiation Oncology

14. Fellowship programme on Medical Oncology (University of Nairobi, Kenya)

15. Fellowship programme on Medical Oncology (University of Malaya, Malaysia)

16. Fellowship programme on Gynaecology Oncology (University of Malaya, Malaysia)

17. Fertility Specialists training programme

18. Embryology Training programme

19. 1 year online Postgraduate Diploma in Diabetes Management

Selection for the above will be handled by the Office of the First Lady of Sierra Leone in collaboration with the relevant institutions.

Merck Foundation also announced:

1 Media recognition awards

2. “Merck More Than a Mother” Fashion Awards

3. “Merk More Than a Mother” Film Awards

4. Merk Diabetes Award



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