Egypt Independent

Egypt participates in 72 clinical studies on novel coronavirus pandemic in Africa



Egypt has participated in 72 clinical studies on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Africa, according to The Egyptian Academy of Scientific Research and Technology.

The academy’s June Scientific Research Index reported that research on coronavirus included 12 studies implemented by Ain Shams University, nine by Cairo University, nine by Assiut University, and seven by Tanta and Mansoura Universities.

Twenty-six Egyptian institutions in total participated in the studies.

The Research Index is a science and technology index issued by the Academy’s Observatory for Science, Technology and Innovation.

The Academy was established in February 2014 to promote the development of a knowledge-based economy, and to help decision makers set policies in the fields of science, technology, and innovation. The aim is to help Egypt face future challenges and to unify sources of data and technology in Egypt.

The observatory has been identified as a primary source of information, scientific data, technology, and innovation for international organizations such as UNESCO and the Organization for Economic Development and Cooperation (OECD).

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm