South African Covid-19 Adviser Appointed to WHO Science Council

Professor Salim Abdool Karim has been appointed to the newly formed World Health Organisation (WHO) Science Council. According to the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC), the Science Council was established earlier this month to guide WHO's science research. Abdool Karim is a Director and Co-Founder of the Centre for the Aids Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA). He is the former president and chief executive officer of SAMRC, and now Director of the HIV-TB Pathogenesis and Treatment Research Unit. He presided over the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Covid-19 before he stepped down in March, 2021.

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Professor Salim Abdool Karim (file photo).

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