Conference with 2016 L’Oréal-UNESCO Women in Science Award Winner Prof. Quarraisha Abdool Karim
Professor Quarraisha Abdool Karim, from the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA), Durban, held a conference at the Alliance Francaise in Pretoria on Monday 30 May 2016. The theme of the conference was “HIV prevention in young women”.
Professor Abdool Karim has recently been awarded the L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Award.
The French Ambassador to South Africa, Elisabeth Barbier, attended the conference. In her speech, the Ambassador said:
"Today, I’m especially proud that a prominent French company (L’Oréal South Africa), associated with UNESCO, has selected a South-African researcher.This is a confirmation that South-African research is indeed of the highest quality, especially in the field of medicine and HIV/AIDS. It is also a confirmation that South-African women play a major role in this field. (...)
In the last few years, South-Africa has done a fantastic job to improve the situation of people living with HIV. (...) Here in South-Africa, the French Agency for Health Research has co-financed several studies on prevention."
Read the Ambassador’s speech:
Mme Alice Laurent, Manager Research & Development l’Oréal South Africa also attended the event at the Alliance Française de Pretoria.