Just a month after stepping down from SA’s Ministerial Advisory Committee on COVID, Professor Salim Abdool Karim is again within the recreation – and going international: He’s been appointed to the World Health Organisation (WHO) Science Council.
What is Professor Salim Abdool Karim’s new job?
The Council was established earlier in April, to assist information WHO’s analysis. The nine-member crew contains of internationally famend consultants from world wide – and Professor Karim is proudly flying the flag for South Africa.
“I am looking forward to participating in this council providing scientific advice to WHO on future developments in health that the world needs to be better prepared for. Pandemics such as Aids and COVID-19 have highlighted the important role of science in global health.” | Professor Salim Abdool Karim
‘A victory for SA’s well being professionals’ – Glenda Gray
‘Slim’ additionally obtained some excessive reward from SAMRC President Glenda Gray. The two labored tirelessly collectively in an effort to get the pandemic beneath management in its first year of existence, and Karim’s ex-colleague has hailed his work ethic:
“This global recognition of the hard-working Prof Abdool Karim is testimony yet again of the calibre of health professionals and the expertise that we have in South Africa. As the SAMRC and the broader scientific community in the country, we are very proud and will continue supporting him in this venture for the improvement of the lives of people.”
WHO is Salim Abdool Karim?
Abdool Karim presided over the Ministerial Advisory Committee (MAC) on COVID-19 earlier than he stepped down in March. The Ministerial Advisory Committee (MAC) positioned South Africa as one of many main nations within the emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
He can also be a Director and Co-Founder of the Centre for the Aids Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA), the previous President and CEO of SAMRC, and now the Director of the HIV-TB Pathogenesis and Treatment Research Unit.
The Professor has beforehand been recognised for his immense scientific contributions to HIV prevention and therapy, and his COVID-19 analysis in South Africa and overseas. His glittering CV has now landed him a job with the most important well being organisation on this planet – and one that may stay essential for us all within the ongoing battle in opposition to coronavirus.