PRETORIA – South African female scientists have been celebrated for their breakthrough medical innovations by the US Secretary of State.

Antony Blinken concluded his tour of the country by meeting some of them at the Medical Research Council.

This week he announced the US’s new sub-Sahara Africa strategy which includes more cooperation between local scientists and their US counterparts. 

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Blinken says they’re committed to supporting women leading innovations.

South Africa’s International Relations Minister Naledi Pandor says female scientists are leading the fight for gender parity.

* eNCA’s Govan Whittles reports.

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