Wednesday , 24 July 2019

Science & Tech

Tunisia: Nation Ranked 2nd Internationally in Therapeutic Tourism

Tunisia ranked second in thalassotherapy tourism for another consecutive year, despite a 60 % regression in the medical-tourism sector in 2011.

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North Africa: Researchers strike gold with nanoparticle virus test

An Egyptian research team has won a prize for developing a hepatitis C test using gold nanoparticles. The test could become a cheap and rapid way to screen people and blood banks for the virus.

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IFC Pharmaceutical Investment Supports Better Healthcare N Africa

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is providing up to $110 million in debt financing to Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC to help improve access to high-quality generic medicines in the region.

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New ASTF Board supports development in Arab spring countries

The New Board Council of the Arab Science and Technology Foundation (ASTF) supports Public and official awareness regarding the scientific research and technological innovation for the sustainable development in the Arab spring countries Dr Abdalla Alnajjar and ASTF Board Members Dr Abdalla Alnajjar, President of the Arab Science and Technology Foundation (ASTF) declared that ASTF’s Board Council adopted, at its …

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Italy-Tunisia: 73 million in credit for Tunisian SMEs

Ambassador of Italy to Tunisia Pietro Benassi and Tunisian Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Khemaies Jhinaoui signed a protocol agreement today in Tunis for a 73 million-euro credit line for SMEs in Tunisia, to which the Italian government agreed to make a large donation.

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Jordan centre to support tech research and innovation

[AMMAN] The Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) has launched a centre to monitor and support technology research and innovation opportunities in its member countries, and develop them in accordance with their needs. The centre could lead to an IT hub for the region – Flickr/amanky

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Qatar awards spur growth of ‘a culture of science’

[DOHA] The Qatar Foundation has honoured 15 research projects at its second Annual Research Forum for excellence in pioneering innovative scientific research last month (23 November).

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Egypt’s science city to spawn national research network

[CAIRO] Egypt is to establish a network of universities and research centres that will collaborate with the country’s planned US$2 billion science city, which is scheduled to open its doors to students in September 2012.

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Arab scientists call for funding for regional collaborations

[DOHA] Arab scientists have called for an increase in funding for research partnerships between the Arab states, whether by governments, civil society institutions or the private sector.

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Pan-Arab 2011 Women in Science Fellowship winners announced

The winners of the L’Oreal-UNESCO Pan-Arab 2011 for Women in Science Fellowship

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