Message from CEO of Merck Foundation, Senator, Rasha Kelej, marking ‘World Cancer Day 2022’ with African First Ladies by transforming cancer care in Africa

Message from CEO of Merck Foundation, Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej on World Cancer Day 2022

We, at Merck Foundation, together with African First Ladies, mark World Cancer Day every day, in a very special way and unique way. That is by transforming and advancing cancer care in Africa by building professional capacity and improving access to quality and equitable cancer care in the continent. We are making history together by providing this important training for the first oncologists and /or the first cancer care team in many countries across Africa.

I am proud that Merck Foundation has successfully able to increase the limited number of Oncologist in Africa by providing Oncology specialty training to more than young 90 doctors from 25 African Countries.

We are striving to form Multidisciplinary Oncology Care teams in many countries by providing training in Medical Oncology, Surgery Oncology, Pediatrics Oncology, Gynecology Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Oncology Nursing, Oncopathology, and Radiology Technician training. We are proud that we are making history in Africa through training the first oncologists and first cancer care teams in many countries. The countries are: Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, CAR, Chad, DRC, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinee, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.

Kind regards,
Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej
}CEO of Merck Foundation
Most Influential African Woman (2019, 2020 & 2021)

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