Epidemiologist, Specialist in Infectious Diseases. Professor at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa and Columbia University in the USA

Prof. Salim Safurdeen Abdool Karim works in research. At the 18th International AIDS Conference in 2010, the results of their Caprisa 004 study received a standing ovation, a rare event at a scientific meeting.

The Japanese government awarded the fourth Hideyo Noguchi Prize for Africa to Dr. Salim S. Abdool Karim in the Medical Research category.

He is co-inventor of patents that have been used in several HIV vaccine candidates and his clinical research on TB-HIV treatment has shaped international guidelines on the clinical management of co-infected patients.

Prof. Salim S. Abdool Karim is also the recipient of the 2008 Twas Prize, the most prestigious science award in Africa, the Kwame Nkrumah Continental Science Award, the Reebok Human Rights Award, and the Olusegun Obasanjo Award.