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Marleen Temmerman receives Outstanding Female Scientist Award

8 November 2016

On 8 November 2016, Professor dr. Marleen Temmerman received the EDCTP Award for Outstanding Female Scientist 2016. The award consists of a trophy and 20,000 euro. The award ceremony took place at the Eighth EDCTP Forum in Lusaka, Zambia, The award was presented by Professor Nkando Luo, the Honourable Minister of Higher Education, Research, Vocational Training, Science and Technology of Zambia.

For more than 30 years, Marleen Temmerman pursued a successful career as very productive researcher, academic teacher en mentor, clinician, and leader of academic and international organisations. Her main interests are HIV and sexual and reproductive health. From 2012 till 2015, she was the Director of the Department of Reproductive Health and Research (RHR) at the World Health Organisation in Geneva. Her work has been widely recognised and resulted in numerous awards and honorary degrees.

Currently, Prof. Temmerman is Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Director of the Centre of Excellence in Women and Child Health at Aga Khan University East Africa in Kenya.

Moreover, she is penholder for the UN Global Strategy for Women’s, Children Adolescents’ Health 2016-2030; Commissioner in the Guttmacher-Lancet Commission for Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights; Member of the advisory group for African First Ladies against Cervical, Breast and Prostate Cancer; Member of the Maisha Maarifa HIV/SRH Research Hub of the Kenya NACC; Senior Fellow Institute for Global Health Diplomacy, Geneva; and Senior WHO Advisor for Women, Adolescent Child Health.

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Prof. Marleen Temmerman receives the award for Outstanding Female Scientist from Prof. Nkandu Luo

Outstanding Female Scientist Award

The Outstanding Female Scientist award recognises an excellent world-class female scientist residing in sub-Saharan Africa and working in research activities within the scope of the second EDCTP programme.