Former AIGHD PhD Student wins Prize for TB-HIV research

Earlier this month, during The 52nd Union World Conference on Lung Health, former AIGHD PhD fellow, Dr. Alberto Garcia-Basteiro was awarded the honourable Steven Lawn TB-HIV Research Leadership Prize.

The Stephen Lawn Memorial Fund was established in 2016 through a global partnership between the TB Centre of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (UK), the Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, at the University of  Cape Town, South Africa and The Union, also supported by The Lancet.

In order to be eligible for this prize, the nominees are assessed by a panel of leading experts on:

  • The innovative component of their research as well as its scientific rigor and quality.
  • The potential impact of their work on TB-HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • The extent to which the award might contribute to furthering the applicant’s work and leadership in the fight against TB-HIV.

Dr. Alberto Garcia-Basteiro was awarded this prize for innovative research on tuberculosis and HIV in sub-Saharan Africa. It acknowledges the work on TB-HIV that Alberto spearheaded over the past years in Mozambique.  The Prize is presented annually at the Union World Conference on Lung Health and consists of, amongst others, a profile/news item by The Lancet.

Congratulations to Alberto on this prize and to his outstanding contribution to the world of TB and HIV research in sub-Saharan Africa.