Professor Salim Abdool Karim and Mr Hannock Tweya receive EDCTP Prizes for Outstanding African Scientist
EDCTP for the second time has extended an award for outstanding African scientists. The 2011 award has recognised Prof. Salim Abdool Karim as the recipient for Senior Outstanding Scientists award, and Mr Hannock Tweya the recipient for the Junior Outstanding Scientist award, in a ceremony that took place during the Sixth EDCTP Forum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 12 October 2011.
The EDCTP-funded awards are awarded on the basis of a number of criteria including: innovation/ Intellectual Property, impact of research, publications and advocacy for health. The award consists of a certificate of recognition together with a cash prize of EUR 10,000 for one junior scientist (under 30 years old) and EUR 20,000 for one senior scientist, and aims at fostering the research activities of the winners, with the ultimate aim of strengthening clinical research capacity in sub-Saharan Africa.