EDCTP Prizes 2018: Prof Dheda presented with the Scientific Leadership Prize

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EDCTP Prizes 2018: Prof Dheda presented with the Scientific Leadership Prize

Photo: Prof. Tanner, Prof. Keertan Dheda, Dr Simão

Prof Dheda was presented with the Scientific Leadership Prize at the EDCTP opening ceremony of the Ninth Forum on Monday 17 September 2018

Scientific Leadership

Professor Keertan Dheda (Head of the Centre for Lung Infection and Immunity and Head of the Division of Pulmonology at Groote Schuur Hospital and the University of Cape Town, South Africa) received the Scientific Leadership prize.

His research work has focused on the epidemiology, diagnosis, and transmission of tuberculosis. He has published over 220 peer-reviewed papers (Scopus H index= 55) including 4 first or senior author original publications in The Lancet. He has been the recipient of several prestigious awards including the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease Scientific Award.

This prize of €10,000 is awarded to an excellent scientist in Africa working on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected infectious diseases (NIDs) within the scope of the EDCTP2 programme. The prize should be used to further research-related activities.

Read more, EDCTP, 17 September 2018

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