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Call from Algerians Scientists Abroad
Safety measures for yourself, your loved ones in Algeria


To our mothers, our fathers, our sisters, our brothers, our daughters in our beloved country, Algeria,

To all the Algerians,


Coronavirus is a worldwide pandemic that can spread very quickly and can cause a serious lung disease. Currently there is no known effective cure. One of the best measures to deal with covid-19 is to slow down its spread among people.


We, the undersigned, the Algerian Scientists living abroad, call upon all to take all necessary precautions and measures recommended by The Algerian Government and WHO to avoid the spread of COVID-19 also loosely referred to as coronavirus.

To protect yourself and others, we recommend the following:

  1. Learn how you can contract the virus:
  • The virus spreads when you inhale the cough/sneeze droplets from someone who is infected.
  • These droplets can also get in your hands or face. So, do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth if you have been outside and have not washed your hands


  1. Learn how you can limit the spread of the virus:
  • Avoid gathering with large number of people (weddings, sport and social events etc.).
  • Avoid any large gathering, as they contribute to increasing the spread of the virus.
  • If you are sick, feeling tired, experiencing fever and flu-like symptoms avoid Jamaa and Joumoua Prayers to avoid any contamination and spread the virus.
  • Avoid hand shaking and hugging and being in close proximity to those around you.
  • If you have mild flu-like symptoms (fever and dry cough), report them to the health authorities AND isolate yourself at home for at least two weeks or until you have recovered.
  • If the disease worsens, get urgent medical attention
  • Limit visiting sick relatives or friends at their homes or when in hospitals
  • Wash hands as often as possible with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and as soon as you get home
  • Stay at home whenever possible
  • Avoid contact with the elderly, sick patients, and people with chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart conditions.


Countries across the globe are taking these measures very seriously as they represent the best option to containing this public health crisis. A number of countries have been able to control the disease by simply reducing contact between individuals. We should follow the same strategy of “social distancing” in order to effectively prevent the widespread of the infection in Algeria.

As clinical and non-clinical Algerian scientists, we ask you to take our recommendations very seriously.

May Allah protect you, your families and Algeria.


الاسم  الوظيفة المؤسسة الدول
Name Position Institution Country
Dr. Yassine Amrani Professor Leicester, Leicestershire, UK
Dr. Yassine Bouchareb Professor Sultan Qaboos University Oman
Dr. Mohamed Boudjelal Director KAIMRC-MNGHA KSA
Dr. Nadia Boutaoui Exec-MBA in Healthcare University of Pittsburgh, USA
Dr. Ahmed Chenna, Principle Investigator Monogram Biosciences, USA
Dr. Chahid Fourali Senior Lecturer Guildhall School of Business and Law UK
Dr. Said Dermime Director Hamad Medical Corporation Qatar
Dr. Taha Merghoub, Professor Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center USA
Prof. Saad Harous Professor UAE University UAE
Prof Habib Zaidi Professor Geneva University Switzerland
Prof. Elhadj Benkhelifa, Head of Professoriate Staffordshire Univeristy, UK
Prof. Farid Amirouche Professor University of Illinois-Chicago, USA
Dr. Belgacem Haba Senior Fellow Xperi Corporation USA
Prof. Ahmed Bouridane Professor Newcastle University USA
Dr. Dalila Bouyoucef Clinical Scientist Covance UK
Dr. Rachida Bouhenni Director Akron Children’s Hospital USA
Dr. Farouk Dey Vice President Johns Hopkins USA
Dr. Mustapha Daouadi Surgeon in Robotics Geisinger Health System USA
Prof. Smail TEDJINI Professor Grenoble Institute of Technology France
Dr. Amel Saadi Research Fellow Leeds University UK
Prof. Nouredine Fenineche Professor Université Belfort-Montbéliard France
Prof Touhami Mokrani Professor University of South Africa South Africa
Prof. Mohamed Becherif Professor Université de Belfort-Montbéliard France
Prof. Djaouida Chenaf Professor Royal Military College Canada
Dr.Naima Tag Senior specialist  Sultan Qaboos University Hospital Oman
Dr. Rachid Hadjem Professor Sultan Qaboos University Oman
Tahar Boumaza Msc Project Manager Equipment & control inc USA
Dr. Rachid Hadjem Professor Sultan Qaboos University Oman
Dr.Prof Boualem Bendjilali Professor  New Jersey and Lincoln University USA
Dr. Soumaya Bendjilali Medical Dentist St.Lukes Hospital Bethlehem USA
Dr. Nasrine Bendjilali Director Rowan University New Jersey USA
Dr. Khadidja Bendjilali Professor RVCC New Jersey USA USA
Dr. Ibtissam Bendjilali Pharmacist Allentown Pennsylvania USA USA
Mohamed Bendjilali Director UBS New York USA USA
Dr. Lotfi Belkhir Professor McMaster University Canada
Dr. Smaine Zeroug Director Schlumberger USA
Dr. Leila. Laouar Senior Scientist University of Alberta Canada
Dr. Hakima Amri Professor Georgetown University USA
Dr. Mouna Tahmi Post-Doctoral Scientist Columbia University USA
Dr. Latli Bachir Senior Research Fellow  Boehringer USA
Dr. Ahmed kheiter Internal Medicine Riverside, CA USA
Ms Dalila Mohrath Engineer INRA France
Prof. Said Boussakta Professor  Newcastle University UK
DR. SBIH Fatima Director  Europe Merck France

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