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Merck involved in health provision for refugees


A new collaboration launched by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD) and the International Council of Nurses (ICN) is delivering nursing knowledge and training for health workers in refugee populations in Africa.

50 ICN/MSD Nursing Libraries for Refugee Health will hit the ground in Tanzania and Zambia, where more than 770,000 refugees are currently living in numerous camps and communities. The libraries will increase access to the latest nursing/health information and provide accompanying training to better meet refugee health priorities. The goal is to expand the programme over the next five years to reach nurses and other health personnel in refugee settings across Africa, improving the quality of health care provided to the continent’s almost three million refugees.