Prof Salim Abdool Karim is awarded an honorary doctorate in Medical Virology

22 April 2024

In his accpetance address at the Univeristy of Free State, Professor Salim Abdool Karim, Director of CAPRISA called on graduates to bring their humanity to bear on the world. “…what we are witnessing are war crimes…where famine is being used as a weapon of war [in Gaza],”he said.

The Univeristy conferred an honorary doctorate in Medical Virology on Prof Abdool Karim for "exceptional achievements in scholarship and public service". 


Watch an excerpt of his acceptance speech here:

Photo: (L-R) - Prof Francis Petersen Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Free State, Prof Salim Abdool Karim Director CAPRISA and Prof Gert van Zyl, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of Free State.