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Health area leads the number of researchers in the country

Advanced information, this Wednesday, by José Alcochete, National Director of Technology and Innovation of the Ministry of Higher Education, Sciences and Technology and Innovation, points out that the field of Health leads the number of female researchers in the country.


That is, the referred domain corresponds to the most investigated by women, both in terms of publications and researchers, writes Angop.

Cited by Angop, the official said that 66.8 percent of all female researchers in Angola are working in the health area. With regard to scientific work, in the last five years, 43 articles were published in this area.

The data also reveal that, in percentage terms, social sciences, technology, engineering, agriculture, arts and business follow. With regard to publications by branch of knowledge, biology and technology (11 each), geoscience and agriculture (eight), geoscience (seven) and chemistry (four) stand out, writes Angop.

Cited by Angop, the official considered that although the number is still not satisfactory in relation to other countries in southern Africa, it reflects an increase in researchers compared to 2011, when in Health they corresponded to around 51 percent.

Publications also increased between 2011 and 2019: the number increased from 50 to 114, with health showing greater progress.

The data were advanced at the Forum 'Women and Young Women in Science in Angola', in reference to 'March Women' and the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, marked on 11 February.

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