His extraordinary contribution to efforts to eliminate malaria in South Africa has earned Aaron Mabuza, of the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Collaborating Centre for Optimising Antimalarial Therapy (CCOAT), a 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award from the SA Medical Research Council’s (MRC) Office of Malaria Research.
Mabuza, the centre’s project coordinator for malaria field studies and elimination activities, was presented with the award by MRC president Professor Glenda Gray at a gala dinner at the end of July. The event was attended by national health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize and Joy Phumaphi, executive secretary of the African Leaders Malaria Alliance.
The occasion also saw the launch of the Malaria Elimination Strategic Plan for South Africa, to which CCOAT contributed.
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