Published: 17 August 2022
Author(s): Paul Sebo
Section: Letter to the Editor

The study of discrimination in research focused primarily on gender inequalities [1,2], and programs were launched in many countries to increase representation of women in key-positions and improve their career prospects. However, discrimination does not only affect women. According to a relatively old study not limited to medicine, researchers from African countries appear to be markedly underrepresented as authors of scientific publications [3]. Yet science and technology are critical to Africa's economic prosperity, as it is estimated that advances in scientific knowledge can increase a country's gross domestic product by one-third [4].


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