Quarraisha Abdool Karim invited to serve on CARI

30 August 2019

Professor Quarraisha Abdool Karim, Associate Scientific Director at CAPRISA has been invited to serve as an advisor on the Coalition for African Research and Innovation (CARI) that focuses on advancing scientific capacity in the development of sub-Saharan Africa.

Dr Felix Dapare Dakora, President of the African Academy of Sciences and Dr Francis Collins, Director National Institutes of Health said they were “especially interested in discussing measures and incentives to create sustained public and private investment in African research institutions and to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals’ health targets by 2030.” 

“Scientific innovation in Africa is on the rise, and momentum is building for new measures to strengthen and sustain the capacity of African universities and research institutions to become an effective force for economic growth and local solutions for health and development challenges.”

Abdool Karim said it was a privilege to contribute and advance CARI’s vision in this important initiative on the African continent.

CARI is the strategic partnership of the African Academy of Sciences, African Union Development Agency, U.S. National Institutes of Health, Wellcome Trust, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to explore opportunities and galvanise support to create a strengthened, sustainable, and autonomous African biomedical research enterprise.