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Mauritian wins L’Oréal’s ‘Women in Science 2021’ award

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Mauritian national Bibi Sharmeen Jugreet is the 12th winner of the latest edition of Women in Science 2021 Award.

She was honoured by the L’Oréal Foundation and UNESCO, during a ceremony organized in Kigali, Rwanda.

Jugreet was recognised for her advanced research in complementary and alternative medicine as well as her evaluation of natural plant-derived phytochemicals, among others.

Thanks to this award, the Mauritian scholar will benefit from financial support and accompaniment in the form of training in leadership, negotiation and communication.

Since 2010, the L’Oréal Foundation and UNESCO have already highlighted 161 exceptional scientists, including 13 winners of the International Prize for Women in Science and 134 young talents, Ph.D.s and PhDs, with the goal of increasing the rate of African women researchers, which is estimated at 2.6% worldwide. the scientist.

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