Public Health textbook lauded by the British Medical Association

7 November 2016

Professor Quarraisha Abdool Karim associate Scientific Director  at CAPRISA is one of four Editors of the “Oxford Textbook of Global Public Health (6th edition)” acknowledged by the British Medical Association (BMA) at the recent 2016 BMA Medical Book Awards evening. The book received a certificate as a “Highly Commended” textbook in the Public Health category.  The textbook, published by Oxford University Press, comprises 1,888 pages bound in 3 volumes was published in February 2015. The four editors of this 6th edition textbook are Roger Detels, Martin Gulliford, Quarraisha Abdool Karim and Chorh Chuan Tan.

The BMA Medical Book Awards are held annually to recognise outstanding contributions to medical literature. Books are awarded prizes and commended in 20 categories. The BMA judging panel assess books for their applicability to audience, production quality and originality. Professor Pali Hungin, BMA President, was guest of honour at the 2016 awards evening held at BMA House in September 2016.
Prof Abdool Karim donated a complete set of the book to the UKZN Research office. The books can be accessed at the EG Malherbe Library  at  the UKZN Howard College campus.