COVID-19: Algerian Science, Services and Solidarity in Combating the Pandemic
To be held Virtually on 16 May 2021
COVID-19 pandemic pushed Algerian scientists inside and outside the country to dissect the molecular basis of the virus to enable them to discover and develop new diagnosis, vaccine and treatment to eradicate the virus. Others worked hard to develop DZ-COVID19 platform to track, record and follow up infection cases around the country and the globe. In addition to that, Algerian doctors, nurses and health support services worked around the clock to care for infected patients across Algeria. They continue to be on the front line, putting their own health at risk by prioritizing their people and country’s interests.
Alongside these efforts, the Algerian society and communities came together to help. In the beginning of the pandemic and while the diagnostic kits were limited, Algerians abroad connected with hospitals and pharmaceutical companies around the globe and brought these kits and sent them to Algeria. Moreover, the Algerian societies inside and outside Algeria, donated food, money, clothes and supported those who lost their jobs and were in need.
In recognition of these feats, Science Day 2021 will be dedicated to highlight all these initiative as a gesture of thanks. As highlighted in the program separate talks are designated to give example of the Algerian Science, Services and Society solidarity during the COVID19 pandemic.
We are leading scientists, health providers and humanitarian workers who have coordinated in organizing this global event between Algerians. We aim to appreciate the scientists, health workers and community volunteers who have been on the front line combating the COVID-19 . We want to educate the population on the importance to be vaccinated and maintaining all the health measures to limit the spread of the virus.
- Algeria Directory General of Science and Technological Development, DGRSDT
- The Algerian Centre de recherche sur l’information scientifique et technique, CERIST King Abdullah
- Science Edit for Developing World
- Algerian Scientists Inside and outside the country.
CALL FOR AWARD
500 US dollars EACH
DO NOT MISS!
To recognize the best scientific, technological and solidarity effort, the 2021Science Day will award one of the best of the following:
Award 1: Scientific and Technological Work and/or Publication on COVID19 from any Algerian Institution
Award 2: Health work or services that were carried out to help infected patients or limit the infection
Award 3: Social work or action that helped the Algerian during the pandemic
Award 4: Entrepreneurial project or startup that helped address a problem during the pandemic in Algeria
Each Award will be 500 US dollars
The award is contribution of Algerian Scientists Abroad
How to compete:
If you were involved as individual or group in any one of the above action, we ask you to submit a full details of the action you did to the following address
Deadline is 30 April 2021
Award Selection Committee Members:
Dr. Ahmed Chenna,
Integrated Oncology-LabCorp, Inc, USA
Dr Belgacem Haba
Senior Fellow and Vice President at Xperi Corporation
California, United States
Prof. Chafia Touil-Boukoffa,
Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Biology. USTHB, Algeria
Mrs. Chafika Derragui,
Promoter of the Algerian culture in South Korea
Prof. Farid Amirouche
Professor at University of Illinois at Chicago, Greater Chicago Area
Prof. Halima Benbouza,
Institute of Veterinary and Agronomic Sciences, University of Batna -1, Algeria
Prof. Leila Bendifallah,
Faculty of Sciences, University of Boumerdes , Algeria
Dr. Mohamed Boudjelal,
KAIMRC-Ministry National Guard Health Affairs, KSA
Dr. Nadia Boutaoui,
Prof. Taha Merghoub
Professor of Immunology Research in Medicine Weill Cornell Medicine New York, New York, United States