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EDCTP Prizes 2020 awarded at the Tenth EDCTP Forum
02 November 2021
EDCTP awarded its prizes for research excellence and the Pascoal Mocumbi Prize at the Tenth EDCTP Forum that was held from 17-21 October 2021 from Maputo, Mozambique & virtual.
Dr Pascoal Mocumbi Prize winner: Professor Sir Alimuddin Zumla
Sir Alimuddin (Ali) Zumla is ranked as the world’s top communicable diseases expert and has authored 22 medical textbooks and contributed to 800 publications worldwide. Sir Ali Zumla is renowned for his empowerment of African and European scientists.
Outstanding Female Scientist Prize winner: Professor Margaret Gyapong
Professor Margaret Gyapong is interested in research impact and has been a leader in this area bringing together the experiences of research institutions in Africa, Asia and Europe. In 25 years, Prof. Gyapong has risen through the ranks of the research ladder to become a seasoned and internationally renowned scientist.
Scientific Leadership Prize winner: Professor Graeme Meintjes
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.
The biennial EDCTP Prizes recognise outstanding individuals and research teams from Africa and Europe who have made significant achievements in their research field. Additionally, the awardees will have made major contributions to strengthening clinical research capacity in Africa and supporting South-South and North-South networking.
The Prizes are part of the EDCTP programme which is supported by the European Union under Horizon 2020, it’s Framework Programme for Research & Innovation.