South African scientist Gita Ramjee has tragically passed away due to complications from the coronavirus. The chief scientific officer of the Aurum Institute – a nonprofit Johannesburg-based organisation that focuses on HIV and tuberculosis research – Gita was renowned for expanding women’s access to HIV treatment and prevention.
On March 31, the HIV pioneer died after returning from a symposium in the UK. She was 64 years old. David Mabuza, the Deputy President of South Africa, said the