As a part of the Merck Capacity Advancement Program, the Merck Diabetes and Hypertension Awards were introduced in more than 30 African and Asian universities. Open to all medical graduates, the aim of the awards is to establish a strong platform of specialized diabetes and hypertension experts in developing countries. The winners are granted enrolment into an internationally recognized one-year online Postgraduate Diploma in English or Online Master course on Clinical Management of Diabetes in French of 3 months duration that advances their clinical knowledge in tackling these chronic diseases.
The program then evolved to the Merck Diabetes Blue Points Project in partnership with African First Ladies, Ministries of Health and Academia to help improve access to equitable and quality diabetes care nationwide in African Countries. Candidates from different provinces, counties or districts of the respective countries are provided with a one-year online Postgraduate Diabetes Diploma in English for English speaking Countries, or an Online Master course on Clinical Management of Diabetes, in French & Portuguese for 3 months duration, for French & Portuguese Speaking countries respectively, ensuring geographical coverage of the whole country to help improve the landscape of diabetes care in Africa
Launched in 2019 Merck Diabetes Blue Point Project aims to help improve access to equitable and quality diabetes care in Africa, through providing a one year online Postgraduate Diabetes Management Diploma from UK, to doctors from different provinces, counties or districts of respective countries, ensuring geographical coverage of the whole country
*Bangladesh, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, The Gambia, Gabon, Ghana, Indonesia, Kenya, Liberia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Mauritius, Namibia, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, UAE.