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UNESCO and Cuba Award Carlos J. Finlay Prize for Microbiology

Paris, November 6 (RHC)-- At the headquarters of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO, in Paris on Monday, scientists Shahida Hasnain from Pakistan and Samir Saha from Bangladesh received the Carlos J Finlay award for microbiology, a prize instituted on the initiative of the Cuban government.

The winners of the recognition were selected by the general director of the international organization, based on the recommendations of an international jury made up of experts in the field.

The award was given during the 39th Session of UNESCO's General Conference, which began last week and runs until November 14th with the participation of representatives from the UN's 195 member states.

Edited by Pavel Jacomino
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