Today, the Tunisian Central Bank put a new banknote in circulation, bearing for the first time the image of a woman, Tawhida Bin El Sheikh, the first female doctor in Tunisia and the Maghreb.
The director of the public treasury in the "Tunisian Central", Abdelaziz bin Said, said that the new paper, which is in the category of 10 dinars, was allocated "a year ago" to honor "Dr. Tawhida and honor Tunisian women in particular."
The bank directed, in a radio statement, a "salute to the elderly" for the doctors and health framework in the country, coinciding with the presence of the "White Army" in the first lines "to combat the outbreak of the emerging" Corona "virus.
The new banknote contained drawings of Tunisian barbarian pottery and some ornaments to "honor the craftsman".
In the year 1929, Tawhida Bin Al-Sheikh obtained a baccalaureate diploma and continued to study medicine after that in Paris.
In 1936, Ben El Sheikh returned to Tunisia, where she opened a pediatric clinic before she specialized in gynecology and obstetrics.
From 1955 to 1964, she headed the obstetrics department at the Charles Nicole Hospital in the Tunisian capital, then supervised until her retirement the same section in the Aziza Othmana Hospital, the most important health center in the capital.
Bin Al-Sheikh, who was also Vice-President of the Tunisian Red Crescent, died in 2010 at the age of 101.