The award was launched in April 2016 in partnership with African and Asian universities with the aim of building a platform of diabetes experts across the globe.
After the official launch of the Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com) in Cairo, Egypt on 24th October 2017, Merck Foundation has embarked on a strong campaign to raise awareness on key health problems by taking part in the World Diabetes Day on November 14, 2017.
As part of the awareness initiatives, Merck Foundation has announced the Merck diabetes Award 2017 winners to mark the WDD2017.
Winners of the “Merck Diabetes Award- Every Day is a Diabetes Day” were announced during the Merck Africa Asia Luminary in Cairo, Egypt. The winners are drawn from African and Asian universities.
The award is covering more than 30 African and Asian universities with the aim of building a platform of diabetes experts across the globe.
The award attracted over 500 concept submission applications from universities in Africa and Asia. The winners from each university have been provided with an opportunity to study for a one-year postgraduate Diabetes Diploma at South Wales University, United Kingdom.
Merck Foundation invited medical students to apply for the “Merck Diabetes Award” 2017 with the theme “Every Day is a Diabetes Day.” Students across African and Asian medical universities were asked to submit a concept paper on how to improve diabetes early detection and prevention in their countries and how to encourage their society, scientific community, local authorities, media and relevant stakeholders to think and act on diabetes every day.
“Merck Diabetes Award marks another milestone of our commitment to working with governments, academia and relevant stakeholders in building healthcare capacity with a focus on non-communicable diseases in developing countries,” said Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation.
Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Merck Foundation.
- Image: Merck Diabetes Award winners, the future diabetes experts in Africa
- Image: Elisha Kipkemoi Ngetich, College of Health Sciences, University of Nairobi, Kenya
- Image: Ralph Obure, College of Health Sciences, University of Nairobi, Kenya
- Image: Antara Bagchi, Indira Gandhi Government Medical College, Nagpur, India
- Image: Samuel Mucheru, Aga Khan University, Kenya
- Image: Tinka George, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Uganda
- Image: Gloria Ani-asamoah, Accra, Ghana
- Image: Nujood Al Shirawi, Intern, Dubai Health Authority, United Arab Emirates
- Image: Najmah Kuddah, General Practitioner, University of Indonesia, Indonesia
- Image: Dominic Oduro-Donkor, Cape Coast Teaching Hospital, Ghana
- Image: Ken Munene Nkonge, University of Nairobi, Kenya
- Image: Misago Nadine, University of Burundi, Burundi
- Image: Goufon Kuete Herve, University of Buea, Cameroon
- Image: Hansa Teeluckdharry, Bhavnagar University, Mauritius
- Image: Dellaneira Setjiadi, Padjadjaran University, Indonesia
- Image: Hassane Adamou Nasser, Alexandria University, Niger
- Image: Ashleigh Sent, University of Pretoria, South Africa
- Image: Meng San Chea, University of Health and Sciences, Cambodia
- Image: Peva F. Gbagornah, A.M. Dogliotti College of Medicine, University of Liberia, Liberia
- Image: Fu Mei Sian, University of Malaya, Malaysia
- Image: Ralph Ombati Obure, University of Nairobi, Kenya
- Image: Samuel Mucheru, Aga Khan University Hospital Nairobi, Kenya
- Video: Meet Merck Diabetes Award Winners; The Future Diabetes experts in Africa