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Asia's female scientists are due for awards

Better recognition will help inspire girls and encourage researchers

| Southeast Asia
Tu Youyou of China is greeted with applause during the 2015 Nobel Prize award ceremony in Stockholm: She remains the only Asian woman to have won a science Nobel.   © Reuters

Georgette Tan is president of advocacy group United Women Singapore. Shikha Maheshwari is Asia Pacific and Japan marketing and commercial experience director for Abbott.

The next time you take a COVID-19 booster shot, think of Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, chief scientist at the World Health Organization, whose expertise channeled global research and recommendations on how to tackle the pandemic.

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