Local prof gets $2.8m to fight Aids

Tuesday, 24 January, 2017

Publication: The Mercury, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

A PROFESSOR at the University of KwaZulu-Natal was one of 12 worldwide to receive a sought-after grant from US biotechnology company Gilead Sciences to further the fight against Aids. Professor Thumbi Ndung’u, based at the Sub-Saharan African Network for TB/HIV Research Excellence (SANTHE), was the only recipient based in South Africa to be given a portion of the total $22m (R298m) Gilead gave to fund projects by leading academic institutions, NPOs and community groups.