The professor was the chief specialist scientist and director of the HIV Prevention Research Unit on the South African Medical Research Council.
Deputy President David Mabuza, in his capability as chairperson of the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC), needs to convey condolences on the passing of former chief specialist scientist and director of the South African Medical Research Council’s (SAMRC) HIV Prevention Research Unit, Professor Gita Ramjee.
Ramjee succumbed to problems emanating from the novel coronavirus, Covid-19.
She was famend for her work on discovering HIV prevention strategies that had been conducive to the existence, circumstances and perceived danger components that South African ladies face in addition to within the makes an attempt to seek out an efficient HIV vaccine.
Ramjee was internationally recognised for her experience within the area of microbicide analysis, together with receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award for HIV prevention and honoured with the “Outstanding Female Scientist” Award by the European Development Clinical Trials Partnerships for her life’s work that centered on discovering new HIV prevention strategies.
Additionally, Ramjee was a reviewer and editor of a number of scientific journals and a member of a quantity native and worldwide committees and advisory teams, together with the Academy of Science of South Africa and SANAC.
“The passing of Professor Ramjee comes as an enormous blow to the whole thing of the healthcare sector and the worldwide struggle towards HIV/AIDS. In her, we’ve got certainly misplaced a champion within the struggle towards the HIV epidemic, satirically by the hands of this world pandemic,” stated Mabuza in an announcement.
“In her honour, we must always heed the decision to flatten the curve by strengthening our responses to this world pandemic in addition to proceed the struggle to attain zero new HIV infections. We want to convey our deepest condolences to the household and associates of Professor Ramjee in addition to to the medical analysis group. May her soul relaxation in peace,” he added.
Mabuza additional appealed to all South Africans to stick to the rules of the lockdown and make sure the unfold of the novel coronavirus was halted and the battle towards the virus is gained.
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