- An assistant lecturer at UHAS by name Regina Esinam Abotsi has been crowned with the Young Talent Award for the entire Sub-Saharan African for 2019
- Regina was awarded for her tremendous work to examine how antibiotics work in children with HIV
- Currently, the young passionate lady is a doctoral candidate in South Africa
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Regina Esinam Abotsi, an assistant lecturer at the Department of Pharmaceutical Microbiology at the School of Pharmacy at the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) has received the 2019 Young Talent Award for Sub-Saharan Africa.
Ghananewsagency.com reports that the award was given by the L'Oreal Foundation and Regina was one of 400 people who applied for scientific excellence out of which only 20 were shortlisted.
The important ceremony was held in Dakar which marked the 10th edition of the L'Oreal programme for women in science.
Regina Esinam Abotsi is currently a doctoral candidate at the Ghana University of Cape Town, South Africa.
She was recognized for her work on “Determining antibiotic resistance in potentially pathogenic bacteria present in the respiratory tract of HIV-infected children”.
Coming from 15 countries, these computer scientists, engineers or biologists, prove the diversity and crucial role of women’s scientific research on the continent.
They were awarded in front of a high-level audience from all over Africa.
Denise Nyakeru Tshisekedi, First Lady of the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Sheikh Oumar Anne, Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation of Senegal, honoured the event with their presence.
Through the regional Young Talents Sub-Saharan Africa Awards, the Foundation L’Oréal and UNESCO have already supported 129 doctoral candidates and post-doctoral researchers, who are contributing through their work to building the continent’s future.
Women have been in the news for breathtaking achievements in recent times.
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Courtney took the bold step after she was mistreated in a community where she had been residing at Little Rock, which is also in Arkansas.
It is reported that the passionate lady is a real estate developer and investor who has been making moves in the Arkansas real estate market.
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