Best overall performance award for CAPRISA HVTN team

28 February 2020

The CAPRISA eThekwini vaccine team won the Best Overall Performance Award in recognition of outstanding data quality and retention rates in the HVTN 705/HPX2008 mosaic vaccine trial. The award was presented to study coordinators Bongekile Zuma and Kieara-Lee Ramtahal and the team by Dr Glenda Gray, Director of the SAMRC, at the HVTN Regional Meeting in Cape Town. ‘This is a wonderful achievement by the team, and reward for the hard work that has gone into conducting a series of vaccine trials at the site’ said Dr Nigel Garrett, Head of Vaccine and Pathogenesis Research. Dr Nivashnee Naicker, site-PI, added ‘this award is a wonderful boost for the team to advance the HIV prevention agenda at CAPRISA.’