Another Coronavirus Death: SA Scientist Gita Ramjee dies of Covid-19 Complications

Tributes are pouring in for renowned scientist Professor Gita Ramjee, the chief scientific officer for the Aurum Institute and director of the South African Medical Research Council’s HIV Prevention Research Unit, who died on Tuesday after reportedly suffering Covid-19 related complications.
The institute shared the news of Ramjee’s death in a Twitter post on Tuesday night.

” Aurum is deeply saddened by the death of its Chief Scientific Officer Prof Gita Ramjee, world renowned for her tireless work to find HIV prevention solutions for women,” the institute said.
“Group CEO Gavin Churchyard, described her as; “a bold & compassionate leader in the response to HIV.”

Ramjee, who was based in KwaZulu-Natal, was awarded the “Outstanding Female Scientist” Award by the European Development Clinical Trials Partnerships (EDCTP) in 2018.
Immediately after the news broke members of the scientific community and local activists and personalities shared their tributes to the remarkable researcher on Twitter.

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