Jan 20, 2021, 1:45 PM
National youth wing of the United Democratic Party (UDP) recently held its second national congress, where the national youth president presented the activity report of the youth wing 2019/2020.
Through this program, the Foundation provided scholarship of one-year Fellowship to Dr Fatoumata Jaiteh, Gambian doctor, at the Tata Memorial Centre, India, to be the first oncologist in The Gambia.
Merck Foundation has provided scholarship of oncology training for more than 70 doctors from 24 African countries, many of them becoming the first oncologists in their countries.
“We have also provided scholarships to more than 25 Gambian Doctors in different specialties including Diabetes, sexual and reproductive medicines, Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction and Embryology, Respiratory medicine ones and Acute medicines and Fertility specialty training,” said Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation.
Launched in 2016, the Merck Cancer Access Program provides One-, two- and three-years fellowship, master degree, and Diploma programs for African doctors in India, Egypt, Kenya, and Malaysia.
Merck Foundation also recently introduced 2 years online PG Diploma in Cancer and Clinical Oncology from the UK.
Merck Foundation through its Merck Cancer Access Program has till date trained 70 Oncology Care Specialists from 24 countries such as Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, CAR, Chad, DRC, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and The Gambia.”
Coconut Organisation, an international development NGO headquartered in South Korea through its Global Emergency Relief Supplies Support Programme recently donated hand wash buckets with taps to two ministries in The Gambia.
The director general at the Department of Parks and Wildlife Management (DPWM), has underscored the significance of seagrasses in the country’s marine environment, saying seagrasses are national assets that ‘we all should jealously protect and preserved.’
In a bid to ameliorate the living conditions of people in need, China Aid Road and Bridges Project team recently donated 30 bags of rice and 320 liters of hand sanitizers to local communities in the Upper River Region (URR).