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Somalia’s Health Minister receives the Italian Minerva Award

Thursday November 28, 2019

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Somalia’s Health Minister Dr. Fawzia Abikar has been awarded this year’s prestigious Minerva Award for her contribution as a role model in ‘promoting positive values and knowledge’.

Dr. Abikar was awarded in the ‘Women in the World’ category and she received the award alongside other women in various knowledge fields.

The Minerva Award, now renamed Anna Maria Mammoliti Minerva Prize is awarded in memory of its founder and is ‘assigned to women who operate in “knowledge” fields, which they represent symbolically, and who because of their professional capability and the positive values which they uphold are female role models.’

This year’s award ceremony is the 30th since the award was founded.


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