Strengthening research to combat liver disease in Egypt and Europe

November 20, 2015
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Liver disease is one of the leading causes of death in Egypt – second only to cardiac disease – and accounts for almost 10% of overall mortality in the country. To make headway in this area of research, two Egyptian and two EU-based partners joined forces in an EU-funded project that also highlighted the importance of the business side of science.
Strengthening local research capacities was at the heart of the THEBERA project, which was funded under the EU’s FP7 research programme. The project’s map of the local research landscape aimed to establish what was being done, which research subjects were covered and to what extent, and what additional research needs there were.
In addition, THEBERA organised study visits to top European research centres and opportunities to participate in and contribute to relevant liver research events.
“All of us, my junior as well as my senior colleagues, have gained a lot from THEBERA. This sort of project is particularly important because, if you don’t know how to effectively communicate your research interest as well as your capabilities to the European research community, you will miss out,” says Sanaa Botros of the Theodor Bilharz Research Institute (TBRI) in Giza, coordinator of the project. (EU Neighbourhood Info)
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THEBERA website

Countries covered:

  • Egypt