New bank note honors first female doctor in Tunisia

She is the woman of the first times: the first Tunisian to have obtained the baccalaureate (in 1928), Tawhida Ben Cheikh is also known to have been the first Muslim woman in the Maghreb to practice as a doctor.

Since March 27, his face has been immortalized on a bank note in Tunisia. If the choice to honor this figure has been discussed for two years, the publication of this 10 dinar note in the midst of the coronavirus health crisis is a strong symbol.

The idea was to pay tribute to the nursing staff […] on the front line in this Covid-19 crisis

Marouane El Abassi, governor of the Central Bank of Tunisia, said in a press release.

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