Scientific Leadership Prize
This prize is awarded to excellent world-class scientists in sub-Saharan Africa up to 50 years of age working on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected infectious diseases (NIDs) in the scope of the EDCTP2 programme.
Recipients of the Scientific Leadership Prize
Professor Graeme Meintjes (South Africa)
Over the past 20 years, Prof. Meintjes has made huge contributions to the improved understanding of HIV-associated tuberculosis, tuberculosis immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome, and HIV-associated cryptococcal meningitis.
Professor Keertan Dheda (South Africa)
Professor Keertan Dheda’s research work has focused on the epidemiology, diagnosis, and transmission of tuberculosis. He has made seminal contributions to the field of TB, has an outstanding publications record and is the recipient of several prestigious awards including the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease Scientific Award.
Professor Shabir Mahdi (South Africa)
Professor Shabir Mahdi is a clinical infectious disease epidemiologist and vaccinologist. His main research interests are epidemiology and prevention through vaccination of the leading causes of infectious disease-associated morbidity and mortality in children from low- and middle-income countries. In 2013, he received the Medical Research Council Life Time Award. He has 270 publications in international peer-reviewed journals.