Merck Foundation has launched the “Merck Diabetes Awards” and “Merck Hypertension Awards” in more than 30 African and Asian universities. Our aim was to build a platform of diabetes and hypertension experts across the globe as part of the Merck Capacity Advancement Program: Our commitment to building healthcare capacity and improving access to quality and sustainable healthcare solutions in developing countries.
Medical students are invited to apply for the “Merck Diabetes Awards” and “Merck Hypertension Awards” by submitting concept papers under the themes of “Every Day is a Diabetes Day“ and “What the Healthy Heart Needs” respectively. These are reviewed by a scientific committee and winners per award, from each university, are granted a one year postgraduate Diploma in Preventive Cardiovascular Medicine or Diabetes Management at the University of South Wales, United Kingdom.
Merck Foundation plans to launch the two awards in more countries to establish a platform of diabetes and hypertension experts in developing countries.
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