Professor Salim Abdool Karim responds to lifting of remaining Covid-19 regulations
24 June 2022
There are mixed reactions to the scrapping of the remaining COVID- 19 regulations, including the wearing of face masks.
We can only control Covid-19 when the whole world does – Professor Salim Abdool Karim
17 June 2022
Professor Salim Abdool Karim, Director of CAPRISA discusses where we are in the Covid-19 pandemic, long-Covid, vaccination, monkeypox and the WHO leadership.
The Coronavirus Pandemic
01 June 2022
Professor Salim Abdool Karim joins ENCA's morning team for an in-depth interview
International Science Council calling on the UN to establish an advisory board for future pandemics
18 May 2022
The International Science Council is calling on the United Nations to establish an advisory board to look at solutions to future pandemics. Prof Salim Abdool Karim takes us through these possible scenarios.
“Europe Has Declared Omicron Subvariants BA.4 & BA.5 Variants of Concern. Is this the Next Threat?”
17 May 2022
“With South Africa admitting it’s experiencing a 5th Covid wave fueled by the Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5, declared in Europe as Variants of Concern, what threat does this pose to the rest of the world? A live interview with Professor Salim Abdool Karim.
COVID-19 in SA : Focus on efficacy and safety
16 May 2022
COVID-19 infections are on the rise, but there's been no surge in hospitalisations. A recent Sisonke study has found that the J&J vaccine prevents 82 percent of admissions. Prof Salim Abdool Karim spoke with eNCA's Shahan Ramkissoon.
SABC News speaks to Professor Salim Abdool Karim
05 April 2022
Going forward, the pandemic will be managed in terms of the National Health Act and draft regulations are open for public comment until mid-April
Professor Salim Abdool Karim ahead of President Ramaphosa's address
22 March 2022
Now, currently, the mask mandate remains in place as do the restrictions on gatherings. Only 2000 people were allowed to gather outdoors and indoors 1000. Sally Burdett speaks to Professor Salim Abdool Karim, the Director of CAPRISA
Prof Salim Abdool Karim on plans to relax Covid-19 lockdown regulations
07 March 2022
Several countries have dropped all or most restrictions around the Coronavirus for now. South Africa has relaxed some restrictions but still has a state of disaster in place. CAPRISA Director Professor Salim Abdool Karim joined to talk about gradual relaxation of the Covid-19 lockdown regulations.
COVID-19 in SA : Two years since first case was confirmed
05 March 2022
Two years to the day the first COVID-19 case was confirmed in South Africa. Since then, the country has reported over 3.6 million cases and almost 100,000 deaths. However, many gains have been made since then thanks to vaccinations. Director of CAPRISA, Prof Salim Abdool Karim, spoke to eNCA.
Two years since SA recorded its first covid-19 case
05 March 2022
On 5 March 2020, South Africa discovered the covid-19 virus on the shores of South Africa. Two years later, Professor Salim Abdool Karim, says SA has done well in dealing with the pandemic
Prof Salim Abdool Karim speaks about stem cell transplant believed to have cured woman of HIV
17 February 2022
Professor Salim Abdool Karim, Director of CAPRISA speaks about the Woman in America reported cured of HIV after stem cell transplant
New HIV Variant found in the Netherlands
15 February 2022
An HIV variant called VB has been found in the Netherlands. It reportedly spreads and progresses faster. In a country such as South Africa, where around eight million people are HIV positive, is there cause for concern? Professor Salim Abdool Karim, weighs in
Omicron variant: What does 'asymptomatic carriage' mean?
11 January 2022
New research shows the Omicron variant of Covid-19 is moving quicker through people - and having more asymptomatic infections - than previous variants. Stephen Grootes speaks to Dr Nigel Garrett, Head of Pathogenesis and Vaccine Research at CAPRISA
COVID-19 in SA
19 December 2021
Professor Salim Abdool Karim speaks about the increase in daily COVID-19 cases
More countries report positive COVID-19 Omicron cases
17 December 2021
More countries have now reported positive COVID-19 Omicron cases.
Efficacy of vaccine on people living with HIV/AIDS
16 December 2021
A group of scientists in South Africa is leading research on the vaccine's effects on people living with HIV/Aids. Dr Nigel Garrett from the Centre for the AIDS Program of Research in South Africa speaks
International Conference on AIDS & STIs in Africa kicks in Durban, Prof Quarraisha Abdool Karim
06 December 2021
The International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa kicks off in Durban from 6 - 10 December 2021. Discussions are also expected to look at the impact of COVID-19 on the HIV/AIDS response. The week-long Pan African meeting will be attended by healthcare leaders, scientists, and people
Prof Salim Abdool Karim flags a concern found in new Omicron data
06 December 2021
CNN's Brianna Keilar speaks with Prof Salim Abdool Karim about the latest developments in the data regarding the Omicron variant's spread in South Africa.
Dr Nigel Garrett, CAPRISA: Head of Vaccines and Pathogenesis Research talks to BBC
03 December 2021
Dr Nigel Garrett, CAPRISA: Head of Vaccines and Pathogenesis Research talks to BBC News on the Covid cases surge in South Africa where Omicron variant emerged
Outrageous and an overreaction,’ South Africa’s top epidemiologist on omicron travel ban
03 December 2021
PBS NewsHour, Dec 3, 2021 ‘Outrageous and an overreaction,’ South Africa’s top epidemiologist on omicron travel ban
It's World AIDS Day, CAPRISA Director Professor Salim Abdool Karim speaks to eNCA
01 December 2021
SA has been the epicentre of HIV for decades. The tireless HIV research has created a firm foundation in science which is being put to good use today as we tackle COVID-19. It’s why Omicron was so quickly identified by our scientists.
World Aids Day Inequality takes centre stage: Dr Hilton Humphries
01 December 2021
As the world marks Aids Day inequality has come into sharp focus. With the discovery of a new variant, it appears as if the fight against HIV/Aids may be taking the back seat. Despite the progress that has been made against HIV, there are 37 million people in the world still living with
SA's scientists are contributing to global COVID-19 research in a big way
29 November 2021
Professor Salim Abdool Karim remembers 9 November 2020 so clearly. It was the day that the message came through that the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine was at least 90% effective against COVID-19. For him, it was a testament to great science and to the #PeopleWithPurpose, who have put their heart and soul into developing the COVID-19 vaccines.
What we do and don't know about the Omicron variant
29 November 2021
SABC News 29 November 2021 Department of National Health media briefing
Prof Salim Abdool Karim: New COVID-19 variant
28 November 2021
Prof Salim Abdool Karim: New COVID-19 variant.
Connect the World With Becky Anderson, 26 November 2021
SA’s scientists deliver huge boost to global COVID-19 fight
08 November 2021
Scientific collaboration through People With Purpose-led to a world-first for South Africa in January 2021. Scientists isolated the Beta variant of COVID-19 after doctors in the Eastern Cape reported an unusual spike in infections: BetaVariant
SA's readiness for COVID-19 4th Wave with Prof. Salim Abdool Karim
20 October 2021
The COVID-19 third wave has come and gone. But a possible fourth wave still looms and the death toll thus far is still being debated.
How to build robust healthcare systems in Africa
08 September 2021
If anything, the need for more robust health systems on the continent has been exposed by the Covid-19 pandemic, more so in the second and third waves. So, what could be the practical solutions to this? This CNBC Africa panel delves deeper into the state of healthcare systems in Africa.
05 July 2021
Looking back on a Year of Covid-19
09 March 2021
Sally Burdette talks to Prof Salim Abdool Karim, eNCA,9 March 2021
Press Briefing: Covid-19 in South Africa - One year later
04 March 2021
Covid-19 in South Africa: One year later. Personal reflections of one year of the Covid-19 pandemic, 4 March 2021
Prof Karim talks on COVID-19 tests in SA
07 August 2020
Salim Abdool Karim says the demand for Covid-19 tests is dropping in South Africa. The chair of the ministerial advisory group says it's not because the health department is doing less testing, but because the number of people needing tests has decreased.
Coronavirus Why South Africa is coming out of lockdown BBC News night
04 May 2020
Despite appearing to mirror the UK’s coronavirus trajectory, South Africa appears to have the spread under control and is easing its lockdown.
In the early stages of the pandemic, Britain and South Africa followed a near-identical path of infections. But as things stand only just over 100 South Africans are reported to have died from the virus, compared to the British total of over 26,000. The UK is still considering its next steps, but South Africa is now moving to partly ease its lockdown.
What made things so different? South African authorities say that its rapid, heavily enforced lockdown has helped. But how much was it also the result of a severely unequal society - where rich and poor do not have much contact? In Johannesburg, the BBC's Africa correspondent Andrew Harding has been finding out.
Ministerial Advisory Committee Chairperson, Professor Salim Abdool Karim full presentation
14 April 2020
Ministerial Advisory Committee Chairperson, Professor Salim Abdool Karim full presentation.
Will the lockdown help flatten the spread of the virus?
09 April 2020
South Africa has been taking proactive steps in trying to prevent the spread of #Covid19. Will this help flatten the spread of the virus? Prof. Salim Abdool Karim explains.
The Last Mile
30 November 2018
In recognition of World AIDS Day and as a long-standing supporter of HIV / AIDS awareness and research, and a partner with (RED), Coca-Cola is honored to celebrate the 25th anniversary of an iconic film like “Philadelphia” with the release of “The Last Mile.”
On France24.com: Quarraisha Abdool Karim, helping South African women fight AIDS
05 April 2018
Quarraisha Abdool Karim is the UNAIDS special ambassador for adolescents and HIV. She's one of the world's leading AIDS researchers and an advocate for the rights of people living with and affected by HIV. Although new HIV infections have fallen around the world since the late 1990s, it seems that this decline has somewhat lost momentum. Quarraisha Abdool Karim explains why ending AIDS as a public health threat remains particularly challenging.
Quarraisha Abdool Karim, helping South African women fight AIDS
28 June 2017
In South Africa, a country ravaged by AIDS, this epidemiologist of Indian origin has made HIV prevention her daily struggle - in particular on behalf of those women who are most vulnerable to the scourge. Her scientific discoveries contribute not only to better treatment but also to making women more self-reliant in risk prevention. FRANCE 24 takes you to meet Quarraisha Abdool Karim.
CAPRISA HIV & Young Women
20 July 2016
HIV Infection high risk in young women.
CAPRISA004 Microbicide Trial
08 March 2016
Vaginal Gel Reduces Women's Risk of HIV and Herpes Infections
3 Talk Woman in Science
05 March 2016
3 Talk Woman in Science
State of the Art: Epidemiology and Access
11 August 2014
Delivering the opening plenary at the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, CAPRISA’s Director, Professor Salim Abdool Karim, emphasized that 'Stepping up the pace', the theme of AIDS 2014, will require a new focus on key populations and geographical concentration of HIV, as well as intensified efforts to expand coverage of HIV testing and treatment
Am Woman Leap of Faith, SABC 3
03 August 2013
Documentary on social activist Gethwana Mahlase on her women’s empowerment projects in rural KwaZulu-Natal.
Voice of America, Africa Health Network Prt 2
27 July 2012
Part two of the interview with Prof Quarraisha Abdool Karim discussing the need to continue researching different options and formulations for prevention and treatment.
Voice of America, Africa Health Network Prt 1
26 July 2012
Featuring the part one of an interview with Prof Quarraisha Abdool Karim about the evolution of HIV/AIDS research. Recorded at AIDS 2012 in Washington.
Expresso, SABC 3
24 July 2012
Interview with Professor Salim Abdool-Karim discussing the benefits of Truvada's use as a pre exposure prophylactic, post the FDA’s announcement to approval the drug as PrEP.
Voice of America, Africa Health Network, TV2Africa
19 July 2012
Report on children and TB, featuring an interview with Prof Salim Abdool Karim on the challenges in diagnosing TB in children.