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SOURCE Republic of Equatorial Guinea
MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A UNESCO delegation is visiting Equatorial Guinea this week in preparation for the delivery of the second edition of the UNESCO-Equatorial Guinea International Award for Research in Life Sciences.
According to the Permanent Delegate of Equatorial Guinea to the UNESCO, Mariano Ebang Anguesomo, the award will be delivered in Malabo on September 15.
The best scientific and research papers will be selected by an international jury, which will be announced in Paris (France), at the end of July.
While in Equatorial Guinea, Director General of the UNESCO, Irina Bokova, met with Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Agapito Mba Mokuy
The ceremony to present awards to the first group of recipients was held at the Paris headquarters of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in July 2012.
The recipients of the first group of awards were Egyptian scientist Maged Al-Sherbiny, president of the Center of Science and Technology of the Non-Aligned States Movement, Dr. Rossana Arroyo, professor at the Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico, and Professor Felix Dapare of the South African Technical University of Tshwane, Pretoria.
The UNESCO-Equatorial Guinea International Award for Research in Life Sciences, funded by the government of Equatorial Guinea, encourages the international scientific community to seek remedies for diseases that threaten the lives and human welfare, such as AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, which disproportionately affect people in developing countries.
Equatorial Guinea has made improving public health in the country a high priority. It spends more per capita on healthcare than any other country, in Africa, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported in 2012.
About Equatorial Guinea
The Republic of Equatorial Guinea (República de Guinea Ecuatorial) is the only Spanish-speaking country in Africa, and one of the smallest nations on the continent. In the late-1990s, American companies helped discover the country's oil and natural gas resources, which only within the last five years began contributing to the global energy supply. Equatorial Guinea is now working to serve as a pillar of stability and security in its region of West Central Africa. The country hosted the 2011 Summit of the African Union. For more information, visit http://www.guineaecuatorialpress.com.
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