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South Africa’s Quarraisha Abdool Karim wins Christophe Merieux Prize

Category : Awards & Honours

  South African HIV researcher, Quarraisha Abdool Karim, who found that a topical gel could stop many women catching the virus has been awarded Christophe Merieux Prize.  Christophe Merieux Prize is one of France’s top science prizes. She won the half a million-euro ($551,000) Prize for her work for the Durban-based Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA), which she heads.

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