15 December 2012

Angola: 2012 Biomedical Research Prize Awarded

Luanda — The 2012 biomedical research prized was on Friday, in Luanda, awarded to a group of seven physicians who presented a work on studies of allergic frequencies in the Angolan population.

Maria Madalena, Teresa Rodrigues, Bruna Claudia da Rocha, Goreth Nunes Amaral, Gilmar Boavida, José Adilson Rodrigues and Miguel Manuel are the winners of the aforementoned prize.

The second place of this prize was awarded to Dr. Maria Fernanda Dias Monteiro, with the work entitled "Effects of the host and parasite factor in the sustainability of malaria and the severity of the disease".

Third place was awarded to another group of doctors who spoke on the deficiency of glucose in children below the age of 14 at the David Bernardino pediatric hospital. The group consists of Paula Paixão, Sicato, Macaia, Moreira, Soares and Chissengo Lucan.

Besides honorable mentions to Daniel Pires, the jury awarded 250,000 kwanzas to the physicians Capitango and to Oscar Alfredo Paulo.

The chairperson of the Angolan Physicians Association, Carlos Alberto Pinto de Sousa, appealed to the winners for commitment so as to contribute to the development of the health sector in Angola.

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