Merck Foun­da­tion, MAHE to train em­bry­ol­o­gists from Africa and Asia

BioSpectrum (India) - - ACADEMIC NEWS -

Merck Foun­da­tion and Ma­ni­pal Academy of Higher Ed­u­ca­tion (MAHE), have signed a Mem­o­ran­dum of Un­der­stand­ing (MoU) to part­ner in pro­vid­ing train­ing pro­gramme for em­bry­ol­o­gists in Africa and Asia. Merck Foun­da­tion, in part­ner­ship with MAHE, has launched ‘Merck Em­bry­ol­ogy Train­ing Pro­gramme’, a cer­tifi­cate course in as­sis­tive re­pro­duc­tion and em­bry­ol­ogy, through its ‘Merck More Than a Mother’ cam­paign.

The train­ing pro­gramme will shoul­der the re­spon­si­bil­ity of fine-tun­ing and hon­ing the del­i­cate skills of the em­bry­ol­o­gists in IVF Cen­tres, and em­pha­size the im­por­tance of ethics while han­dling hu­man sperm, eggs and em­bryos.

The main ob­jec­tive is to pro­vide hands-on prac­ti­cal train­ing to de­velop em­bry­ol­o­gists’ plat­form in Africa and Asia. It is also in­tended to in­crease the num­ber of stand­alone em­bry­ol­o­gists, and to im­prove the ac­cess to cost-ef­fec­tive fer­til­ity care in the de­vel­op­ing coun­tries, since the lack of trained and skilled health per­son­nel is the main chal­lenge in Africa and Asia.

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