Professor Quarraisha Abdool Karim honoured for her pivotal role in HIV prevention research
Stellenbosch University (SU) will confer an honorary doctorate on Professor Quarraisha Abdool Karim, for her ‘commitment to research and education in the field of women's health in Africa and globally, particularly her successful efforts in increasing the national and international focus on HIV, and her pivotal role in HIV prevention research’.
The press statement released by Stellenbosch University announcing the conferral of the 2019/2020 honorary degrees stated: ‘The university’s honorary doctorates are a way of acknowledging the remarkable work of individuals who are regarded as role models and an inspiration to Stellenbosch graduates. . Their contributions to society through education, activism and research also embody the values underpinning SU's Vision 2040 – compassion, respect, excellence, accountability and equity. Professor Abdool Karim’s honorary doctorate will be conferred during SU’s March/April 2020 graduation ceremony.