Ugandan Scientist Wins 2022 TWAS-Abdool Karim Award

20 February 2023

Damalie Nakanjako has been awarded the 2022 TWAS-Abdool Karim Award for her outstanding work in developing HIV containment strategies and improving HIV care in Uganda. Her groundbreaking research has made a significant impact in the fight against HIV, and we would like to take this opportunity to extend our congratulations to her on this tremendous achievement.

HIV remains a significant public health concern, affecting millions of people around the world. While progress has been made in reducing new infections and improving access to treatment, there is still a long way to go to address the disparities in HIV rates among different populations and to ensure that everyone living with HIV has access to care and support.

Dr. Nakanjako's research is making a significant contribution towards achieving these goals. Her work focuses on developing and implementing innovative HIV containment strategies in Uganda, including the use of community-based interventions to improve HIV testing and care. She has also played a key role in the development of the Uganda HIV-Tuberculosis (TB) Collaborative Clinical Trials Unit, which is focused on improving the diagnosis and treatment of HIV-TB co-infection.

Dr. Nakanjako's work has been recognized for its excellence and impact, and this award is a testament to her dedication and commitment to improving the lives of people living with HIV in Uganda and beyond.

Her research has not only contributed to advancing our understanding of HIV and how to address it but has also led to significant improvements in HIV care and outcomes for patients. Once again, we would like to offer our heartfelt congratulations to Dr. Nakanjako for this well-deserved recognition of her work. We thank her for her dedication and commitment to the field of HIV research, and we are confident that her contributions will continue to make a significant impact in the years to come. 

Source: The World Academy of Science