Monthly Archives: July 2016

Cancer: Merck announces Africa-focused medical oncology fellowship program

New fellowship will improve access to cancer care in Africa and increase number of oncologists

Merck, a leading science and technology company, today announced to start the first Merck Africa Medical Oncology Fellowship Program for Sub-Saharan African countries in partnership with University of Nairobi, Kenya. The program will be conducted at University of Nairobi and is part of Merck’s efforts to improve access to cancer care and strengthen the healthcare system in emerging markets.

In a first step, Merck will sponsor nine medical doctors from Sub-Saharan African countries such as Kenya,

Nigeria excluded from $100m data for health initiative

Nigeria will not be benefiting from Bloomberg’s $100m funding and technical assistance.

Nigeria will not be benefiting from Bloomberg Philanthropies’ critical technical assistance and US$100 million catalytic funding for new tools and systems to help nations gather accurate data about the health of the citizens.

Launched in partnership  with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade just over one year ago, Data for Health is a four-year, $100 million initiative aimed at improving health data in low- and middle-income countries spanning Southeast Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Latin America. The first 18 partner countries,