Merck Foundation Africa Research Summit

Merck Foundation Africa Research Summit

Merck Foundation Africa Research Summit - MARS aims to contribute to building research capacity in the African Research Community. This year, special focus will be again on “The Role of
Scientific Research in Women Health and Reproductive Care".

Merck Foundation Africa Research Summit - MARS 2024 will have scientific support from African Union Scientific-Technical and Research Commission (AU-STRC); African Reproductive Care Society (ARCS), International Federation of Fertility Societies (IFFS); and Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE).

The Summit opens a discussion with Ministries of Health, Education, Information, Science and Technology and Gender from across Africa, to define policies with the aim to empower women and youth in STEM and to address the vital role of research in the improvement and sustainable development of healthcare system, with a specific
emphasis on how to translate knowledge into action - the 'know-do gap' - to improve health and make an impact on society.

The aim of Merck Foundation African Research Summit - MARS Awards is to empower African young researchers & women researchers, advancing their research capacity and promote their contribution to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). The winners of MARS
Awards are recognized under two categories; “Best Young African Researcher" and “Best African Woman Researcher”.

The summit will be a unique opportunity for the winners of a MARSvReseach Awards to share their research output and findings. It is also an opportunity for networking and career development.

Abstract Submission Details

  • Women Health

  • Infertility and Reproductive Care
    Stay tuned..

    Abstracts are invited from final year PhD
    students, young investigators involved in research and Medical Doctors in Postgraduate Medical Fellowship program related to either of
    the following topics:

  • All applicants should be primarily based at African

  • Research Institutes and Universities, although
    collaboration within Africa as well as outside is also welcome.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Merck Foundation Africa Research Summit

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