Merck Foundation to build healthcare capacity in Senegal

Merck Foundation to build healthcare capacity in Senegal

Dr. Rasha Kelej, of Foundation met His Excellency MACKY SALL, The of to discuss Foundation's strong and long-term commitment to build capacity on 30th August 2018 in  Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Germany.

"I am proud and elated to meet The to discuss Merck Foundation's commitment to improve the health and wellbeing of people of by improving access to quality and in the country," emphasized Dr. 

During the meeting, Dr. Kelej also finalized Merck Foundation's annual conference 5th Edition of "Merck Asia Luminary" to be conducted at CICAD, Dakar, Senegal on 30th & 31st of October 2018, under the patronage of The of Senegal, H.E. and The of Senegal, H.E. Marieme Faye Sall, and in partnership with the of Senegal. It will be attended by more than 450 providers, policy makers, academia and researchers from over 45 African and Asian countries. The objective is to improve management, early detection and prevention, build healthcare and scientific research capacity and improve access to quality and solutions across and Asia

also conducted a meeting with the Minister of Health of Senegal,  Abdoulaye Diouf Sarr to discuss the procedure for providing one and two years Oncology Fellowship to Senegalese doctors for the next five years. They also talked about the training for Fertility specialists to improve access to quality fertility care in the country and providing Diploma in French to improve care in Senegal.

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"We are excited to with and are happy with their strong commitment and the efficient execution of their programs in the country," said Abdoulaye Diouf Sarr.

Moreover, Dr. was invited by - WHO, during its Regional Meeting for African Ministers of Health in Dakar, to share her experience in conducting Merck More Than a Mother campaign to improve access to fertility care and break the stigma around infertile women.

"It was my pleasure to be a part of WHO's Regional Meeting for Ministers of Health of to discuss the inclusion of fertility care on the global health agenda. I look forward to a long-term relation with WHO to improve access to quality and and include in the global health agenda. It is now time from my dream, to empower infertile women and couples in Africa and developing countries, to come true" concluded Dr.