The Lebanese-French doctor and entrepreneur Adnan El Bakri won the first prize in a competition conducted by Bonjour idée in Paris, France for innovations.
As stated by MTV, his project E-Health ranked first among 1,600 projects submitted by companies from Europe and Africa.
El Bakri submitted the only project related to medicine, in which he represented France after receiving support from the French Ministry of Health, as the E-Health project would reduce the cost of health services and save millions on the state treasury.
El Bakri received his award at a ceremony in Paris. His project is based on the development of medical services to become remotely practicable in hospitals and medical clinics and to make the most of entering the digital age.
The project also used modern technology to allow the treatment of patients and even perform surgeries on them without seeing them personally but through the use of electronic means.
The Lebanese-French doctor spoke of his “great joy that he contributed to raising the name of Lebanon high,” stating that before he identified himself as a Frenchman, he told everyone that he came from Tripoli, Lebanon, and received his education at a public school.
Adnan El Bakri, 35, was born in northern Lebanon, in a small village near Tripoli, to a modest family.
After arriving in France, he started medical school and became a urological surgeon after 15 years of studying, and he obtained his doctorate with the highest distinction.
As part of a Diploma in Big Data and Artificial Intelligence, Adnan also worked on kidney cancer prediction algorithms. His projects were recognized at many international conferences.
The Lebanese-French entrepreneur also succeeded in helping his parents by creating and financing a clothing brand in Lebanon.
In 2019, El Bakri was elected as the Entrepreneur of the Year by more than 1000 CEOs. He was also naturalized French on merit, was awarded the Medal of the Universal League for Public Good, a member of the United Nations, and a decoration from the Republican Guard.